June 17, 2010

Sigur Ros

                                        sigur rós win at mojo awards (2010)

Sigur Ros is an Icelandic post-rock band with melodic, classical, and minimalist elements. The band was formed in 1994 and, recently, in Janurary 2010, the band announced they will persue their solo careers. Sigur Rós consists of jón þor (jónsi) birgisson (vocals, guitars), kjartan (kjarri) sveinsson (keyboards), orri páll dýrason (drums) and georg (goggi) holm (bass).

Sigur Ros first became noticable with their 1999 album Ágætis byrj, which had three songs Ágætis byrjun', "Svefn-g-englar", and a live take of the then-unreleased "Njósnavélin" (later 'un-named' "Untitled #4") in the Cameron Crowe film Vanilla Sky.

Curiosity: the band created unintelligible lyrics with a non-literal language called Vonlenska, which is also commonly known by the English translation as Hopelandic. Jón Þór Birgisson master the emotive non-lexical vocables and phonemes using Vonlenska a melodic and rhythmic element of singing without the conceptual content of the usual languages. The band’s website describes it as “a form of gibberish vocals that fits to the music".

The videos are also really good with conceptual images and intrinsec messages.

                            Song: Svefn-g-englar

Check the band´s website here!

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