Tag Archive for icelandic

Sigur Rós. 1stBank Center. 04.06.12

Some friends of mine were lucky enough to witness Sigur Rós perform in Iceland last year and I’ve been meaning to ask them if the locals were singing along.  Granted, some of the lyrics are sung in Jónsi’s own Hopelandic tongue, but I’m almost positive that the majority of sounds escaping his mouth are truly Icealandic. And I have to wonder whether any… Read more →

Ólafur Arnalds – …And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness

Ólafur Arnalds – …And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness Call it classical, call it neo-classical, call it instrumental or experimental….call it soothing and beautiful.  Not being a fan of  most instrumental music (I like the stories told in lyrics too much), something about the newest release from 23 year old Ólafur Arnalds keeps drawing me in.  What is… Read more →

Jónsi – Go

Sigur Rós was one of those bands that I just did not understand.  When Takk… came out I tried to listen to it based on all the amazing reviews and I just didn’t get it.  When I was in Australia, a bouncer at a club where they had just played described their sound as ‘whales humping’.  That pretty much explained… Read more →

Jónsi’s Solo Album & Tour

As reported earlier, Sigur Rós is on indefinite hiatus, but frontman, Jonsí Birgisson, will be hitting the road in support of his upcoming solo album, Go. And this time I can happily say, he IS coming to Denver! Go will be released on April 15th, but you can stream the new single, boy lilikoi, on his website now. It doesn’t… Read more →

Sigur Rós Will Be Gone Indefinitely

Sad, sad news.  Sigur Rós have trashed the recordings of their new album.  The Icelandic band’s sixth album, which was said to be almost complete, will not be released.  They are now saying it was just a rumour that the album even existed. This sucks!  All we can hope for is that someone gets a hold of it (if it… Read more →