Sigur Ros

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Sigur Rós – Varúð

One of a collection of 16 short films made for the Valtari Film Experiment –

Translation for the Morse Code in the video:

“It doesn’t matter what I say”
“The only thing that matters is how you feel”
“Understanding that the words are irrelevant is of great importance”
“What feelings do you have”

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I’d never really considered Sigur Rós a Post-Rock band, as most of their tracks do contain vocals, albeit in the Icelandic language. However, on second listen I’m becoming convinced that the instrumentation and subdued vocals do represent the Genre. This is the band’s debut release (1997) and it’s full of textural layering of experimental effects, guitars, keys, voices and percussion. I plan to revisit the rest of the band’s catalog over the coming weeks and, as I find things I like, I’ll post them. Enjoy

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I’ve never considered Sigur Ros a Post-Rock band, but after listening to this emotional record I may have to change my mind. Agaetis Byrjun (A Good Beginning), released in 1999 is Sigur Ros’ second release.  The music is dreamy, ambient, and experimental. Ther are vocals on almost every track, but they are more like embedded instrumental sounds and in the Icelandic language, so they don’t distract from the fabric of introspective composition.