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German, "of, from."

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Von (album)

Von (, Hope) is the debut album of Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós.

The production of the album took a long time, and the end result sounded significantly different from the original recordings. The band considered scrapping the final result and starting all over again, but decided not to because it would have made the process too long. In exchange for recording time, Sigur Rós painted the studio they recorded in.

Von was originally released in Iceland to moderate critical acclaim, but went relatively unnoticed abroad. In the first year following the release, Von sold only 313 copies in Iceland. Following the band's popular international releases, Ágætis byrjun and , it was re-released in the United Kingdom in September 2004, and in the United States a month later. In December 2005, Von and Ágætis byrjun were declared platinum albums in Iceland, signifying domestic sales of over 5,000.

The sixth track consists of 18 seconds of silence, and gave name to Sigur Rós's official website, 'eighteen seconds before sunrise'. The last track starts with six minutes and fifteen seconds of silence, then consists of a portion of "Myrkur" played backwards, hence the name of "Rukrym."

The cover depicts Jónsi's sister Inga Birgisdóttir as a baby.

The tracks "Hafssól" and "Von" were later re-recorded with very different arrangements, the former released as a B-side to the Hoppípolla single and both appearing on 2007's Hvarf/Heim.

Von

In German, von is a preposition which approximately means of or from.

When it is used as a part of a German family name, von is usually a nobiliary particle and indicates a noble father's lineage. Nobility directories like Almanach de Gotha often abbreviate noble von to v. In medieval or early modern names the von particle was also often part of commoners' names; thus, "Hans von Duisburg" meant Hans from [the city of] Duisburg. This meaning is preserved in Swiss surnames or in the Dutch van, which is a cognate of von but does not indicate nobility.

Von (disambiguation)

Von is a German preposition which approximately means of or from.

Von can mean the following:

People:

  • Eerie Von (born 1964), original bassist for the metal band Danzig
  • Ronnie Von (born 1944), Brazilian singer and television host
  • Von Freeman (1923–2012), American jazz saxophonist
  • Von Hayes (born 1958), former Major League Baseball player
  • Von Miller (born 1989), National Football League player
  • Von Wafer (born 1985), National Basketball Association player
  • Von Von Von, a character created by the humorist Hugh Gallagher

In music:

  • Von (band), an American black metal band
  • Von (album) by Sigur Rós

VON may refer to:

  • Victorian Order of Nurses
  • Voice of Nigeria
  • Volatile Organic Nitrogen
Von (band)

Von is an American black metal band from San Francisco, California. They are thought to be the first American black metal band, and have strongly influenced the second wave of black metal.

Usage examples of "von".

Otto von Meissner, chief of the Presidential Chancellery, and Goering, who had accompanied Hitler, were the only witnesses to the conversation, and though Meissner is not a completely dependable source, his affidavit at Nuremberg is the only firsthand testimony in existence of what followed.

Von Brandt crawled back on the top of the sail to get a look at the aft deck.

Professor von Bunge, whose name is honoured by all students of the action of drugs, has satisfied himself that alcoholism in the father is a great cause of incapacity to nurse in daughters.

It is true, indeed, that according to a celebrated observer, Professor von Bunge, the influence of alcoholism in preceding generations is such that the daughters of such a stock are mostly unable to nurse their children.

Kurt von Schuschnigg, quickly regained control, and the rebels, though promised safe-conduct to Germany through the intervention of the German minister, were arrested and thirteen of them later hanged.

Dann kamen sie auf der anderen Seite heraus, in ein goldenes sanftes Licht hinein, das von keiner Sonne kam, die Pwyll sehen konnte.

Er stand am Ofen und blickte mit einem raschen und schmerzlich angestrengten Blinzeln hinueber zu dem Werk, von dem er geflohen war, dieser Last, diesem Druck, dieser Gewissensqual, diesem Meer, das auszutrinken, dieser furchtbaren Aufgabe, die sein Stolz und sein Elend, sein Himmel und seine Verdammnis war.

Abenteuers wie auch vor Bewunderung seiner Tapferkeit, doch nie wandte sie ein Auge von dem Kind ab.

Und der Sohn Llyrs konnte sowenig ein Auge von ihr wenden, wie Pryderi ein Auge von Kigva wenden konnte.

Rest von dem, was aus Arawns Augen in ihn geflossen war, vielleicht etwas, das einzig aus seiner eigenen Menschentreue geboren wurde.

Mit dem letzten Rest seiner Kraft versuchte er, von diesen kalten roten Augen wegzusehen.

Er wandte seine Augen von jenen blauen Augen ab, in denen die Hoffnung starb.

MELSHEIMER - Tagebuch von der Reise der Braunschweigischen Auxiliar Truppen von Wolfenbuttel nach Quebec.

Dietrich von Bern, who bade his man Hildebrand go and claim the corpse from his Burgundian friends.

Pflegerinnen von verschiedenem Lebensalter, die sich freiwillig und aus Trieb, wie bei Allem, was in der Phalanx geschieht, diesem Dienste widmen.