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Noahlotr 21-01-2013 11:49 PM

Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
I'm a Sigur Rós fan, but I've always considered them Post-Rock pretty much, so when I saw that they were listed in the "Discussion of music similar to Brian Eno, Sigur Rós, FSOL, The Orb, Biosphere." list, under the Ambient/Downtempo section I was kinda confused. What's the story on this?

fidelium 22-01-2013 12:07 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
Check out wiki: "Sigur Rós (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈsɪːɣʏr ˈroːus] ( listen)) is an ambient/post-rock band from Reykjavík, Iceland"

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It's all semantics anyway :P

Noahlotr 22-01-2013 12:15 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
Oh yeah, I saw that a while ago, and was confused then also. I guess they do have an etherial sound, so it's sort of a different type of Ambient I guess?

fidelium 22-01-2013 12:16 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
I suppose. Ambient is a pretty ambiguous term that covers a few broad aspects. Lots of music has ambient elements without being technically the genre of ambient.

GameFreac 22-01-2013 04:24 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
It's like ambient post-rock IMO

penguinoid 22-01-2013 06:20 PM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
They also have been associated with the classification "Nu-gaze",
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....but who cares?

Syllix 27-01-2013 10:33 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
I'd say they have some ambient qualities. I pretty much consider most music without drums ambient or instrumental. It's just a name man, I wouldn't worry about it too much.

candlesayshi 27-01-2013 11:20 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
I always saw Sigur Ros as more alternative post-ambient rockesque dreamcore.

iamacar 29-01-2013 10:13 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
Well they have some songs that are post-genre ambinoise,
and some songs that are pre-ambicore moon-gaze.
I once heard an early track that had elements of post-anti-jazz-power-scandi-slowcore.
So yeah... Labels aren't so important.

neyus 30-01-2013 04:27 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
I would consider them being part ambient knowing that I can sleep to their music

Papa-303 31-01-2013 08:50 PM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
Definitely ambient elements, most of their music has a sense of space & atmosphere

Grim on Mbient 03-02-2013 11:11 PM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
Less ambient than post-rock tbh. Anyway, they have their own unique genre. They do have this typical Icelandic touch to their music.

Going to see them in a few weeks! Can't wait.

Yanisaxaddict 04-02-2013 11:46 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
Sigur Ros are what they are, it's very difficult to label them.. They draw take from many sources..

greatestforces 06-02-2013 09:50 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
lots of peeps call them post rock. Ambient i think, as a stereotype genre is leaning towards electronic music

Yanisaxaddict 06-02-2013 10:34 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
It leans towards electro ambient, but it's very hard to bunch Sigur Ros into any category !

Stevism 10-02-2013 04:15 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
i don't think that one could listen to them and go "well this is what ambient is!"

but i do think that someone could know what ambient is and be like "sure, this can fall into it!"

:)

BignSlim 11-06-2013 05:38 PM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
Sigur Ros - best creation

earthportal 19-06-2013 05:56 PM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
tough to label Sigur Ros, but they definitely have an 'ambience' to them. So ambient works for me.

greatestforces 22-06-2013 11:30 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
I'm really curious why you wanted to know

twilitez 25-06-2013 03:48 AM

Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?
 
Ah genres. Im currently making a track that is both hard techno and ambient. Maybe ill think up a fancy new name for it too ;)


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