Here’s an absolutely painful interview with Sigur Rós conducted by NPR last week to promote a documentary about the band. For those not familiar, this Icelandic band that specializes in hard-to-define elegant, atmospheric music with lyrics sung in an entirely made-up language (similar to Cocteau Twins.) The band themselves prove as distant and as icy as their homeland’s name in this interview.
Sample dialogue, in reference to the non-lyrics:
Interviewer: “It doesn’t mean anything? If you do it the same way every time, does it start to take on a meaning to you?”
Guy from Sigur Rós: . . . (long, loooooooooong pause) . . . “No.”