Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday Sessions: Sigur Rós, Post-Rock

Sigur Rós is a post-rock Icelandic group from Reykjavík. Dating back to 1994 the band has been featured in film and television, and if you recognize the last song it's because it was most recently featured this year on Game of Thrones. The genre often treats the voice as simply another instrument.  The following song Gitardjamm is sung in Vonlenska, also know by its English translation "hopelandic".  It is entirely an artificial construct, entirely melodic and rhythmic without conceptual content.

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