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Sigur Rs

Sigur Rs


Years Active: 1997 to present

Genre: Ambient Rock

Country: Iceland


Kjartan Kjarri Sveinsson (Keyboard, Organs and Guitar)
Georg Goggi Hlm (Bass and Glockenspiel)
Jn r Jnsi Birgisson (Vocals and Bowed Guitar)
Orri Pll Drason (Drums)

Artist Bio:

Sigur Rs are one of those bands that have been around for about a decade, are known around the world, and yet are hard to find out about. The Icelandic, ambient rock band have produced five full length albums so far between 1997 and 2008 as well as Rmur and Hvarf/Heim. Although few tracks are in English, a lot of them arent in true Icelandic either but in a term they coined called Hopelandic. This involves non-sense words and Jnsi Birgissons voice is used as an instrument in itself more than anything else. Another interesting instrumental direction is Jnsis use of a violin bow on electric guitar to create a warm background drone which really adds depth to their ethereal sound. Sigur Rs released a DVD called Heima (home) in 2007 which followed them on their free, homecoming, alfresco tour around Iceland. It features some amazing footage and is worth getting a copy of it albeit a bit dear. -[Read More]