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Sigur Rós

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...Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band, famous for its use of vocalizations and Birgisson’s use of a cello bow on his guitar. Throughout the band’s career, its music has been used in a variety of media, including advertising and film. Jón...

Filmic resonance and dispersed authorship in Sigur Rós’s transmedial Valtari Mystery Film Experiment

Transmedia Directors : Artistry, Industry and New Audiovisual Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...The alternative guitar genre of post-rock is often appraised as a sonic mode of cartography, for it fashions a sense of space via its vast extended song structures and the tone, and colour and intensity of its sonic layering, producing...

‘More than pets of multiculturalism’: Diasporic hybridity in Icelandic popular music – the case of Retro Stefson

Transglobal Sounds : Music, Youth and Migration

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...It’s only my second day at Airwaves and already I have some solid advice. Icelanders: do not attempt to replicate the music of the African diaspora, especially reggae and hip-hop. You will fail. Miserably and laughably. Be yourselves...

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Ethan Hayden

Ethan Hayden is the author of Sigur Rós’s () (#99). Find him at Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

33 1/3 Books

...Words like “inspiring,” “expansive,” and “moving” are regularly used to describe Sigur Rós's ( ), and yet the only words heard on the record itself are a handful of meaningless nonsense syllables. The album has no title-or rather, its title...