Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beautifully Familiar

I am sure most people have heard of Sigur Rós but have they really listened to them. The band's name comes from Jónsi's sister being born the same day the band was formed Sigurrós (Victory Rose). This band are the makers of some of the most beautiful music in recent years. They sing in a made up language called Vonlenska, also known as Hopelandic, a constructed language of nonsense syllables which resembles the phonology of the Icelandic language. Singer Jónsi has such an amazing voice that it sometimes sounds angelic. They have 5 albums up to now Von, Ágætis byrjun, (), Takk... and Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. Their music transcends words and challenges listeners to make the music their own with words they feel suit the songs. There is nothing more amazing then listening to () in winter while walking with snow all around you..I dare you to try it. Jónsi managed to release two side projects with the first being Riceboy Sleeps and his solo album Go. To get a glimpse of the heart breaking beauty of their music then check out their videos which are equally as stunning:

"Von (Hope)"

"Svefn-g-englar (Sleepwalkers)"

"Starálfur (Staring Elf)"

"Untitled 1 aka Vaka (Vaka is the name of the drummer Orri's daughter)"

"Untitled 3 aka Samskeyti (Samskeyti means Attachment)"

"Glósóli (Glowing Sole)"

"Hoppipola (Hopping Into Puddles)"



Jónsi - "Go Do"

Let the music take you away...

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