Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sigur Rós

The new face of rock. The saviors of rock. Taking rock music into the new millennium. Overtly melodramatic (actually, I like melodrama!!). These are the things being said about Sigur Rós. I am completely entranced by their music and learnt this when I started searching information on these people out of curiosity. I think the only reason for their not being as popular as they should be could be due to the fact that the music scene is simply dominated by the US.

Interestingly, one of their albums is an abstract work. It is simply named ( ) and the songs have no names and no lyrics. Essentially meaningless gibberish that the singer sings with the music and we just have to make of it what we want to. Abstract music...

About three of their tracks were featured in the Tom Cruise starrer 'Vanilla Sky'...

Sigur Rós - "Heima" Trailer (Hoppipolla Version):



Make sure you watch the ending of this music video:

8 comments:

Saritha Rajagopal said...

The second video is beautiful. Watching it fur d first time. But does it mean anyting? I cn be dumb at times!

claytonia vices said...

the second video did make me think...

I think it's about dreaming the 'impossible' and making it happen...

Arunima said...

A aa! the music scene is not dominated by the U.S is what I think.

WIll give you more points later. The speed is bad here so, will watch the video later too.

claytonia vices said...

@arunima, you might have a point there.

My conclusions are based on the videos that are played on TV, especially the most watched music channels like MTV, Vhs etc. and among those how many are from Europe and other countries how many from the US...

I have heard some really beautiful tracks from Europe which will never be played in our music channels either just because they are not sponsored by any major music label, or they are not in English, or some other reason. And aren't the most powerful record labels mostly in the US?

Isn't media itself dominated by US? Do we ever hear about what happened in Canada's elections? LOL! :)

Correct me if I am wrong...

Martin Stickland said...

Hi!!!

Sorry I have not been blogging around myself for a while but thanks for popping by.

That video was great, good music and I love the scenery.

Have a good weekend my friend!

Martin Stickland said...

PS For all these years I have lived down by the sea above these huge cliffs. I just never knew that if you through yourself off you could fly so I will give it a go this morning!

(Not really! The tide is out this morning so I will wait until the sea is in just in case it does not work and then I can have a soft landing)

ray said...

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Ads said...

Sorry for a comment irrelavent to the topic but CV the picts you gave me are more than fab!! You make colours look better than they are supposed to! Beware!! God may take an offense!! Thanks a zillion for such wonderful shots!!