Known Johnson

October 15, 2007

A Rós by any other name

Filed under: Music,Video — Tom @ 8:53 am

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.”

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