Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sigur Ros' "Hoppipolla"

As I mentioned way back when, our friend Ivan sent us an awesome mix, which among many things, introduced us to Andrew Bird and got M.I.A. stuck in our heads for days. i-tunes didn't recognize any details for the last track, so for weeks I've been listening to this song thinking, "What is this beautiful craziness?"

So today I had the wisdom to google "band made up language" (I'm totally serious) and immediately figured out it was Sigur Ros.

So now Sigur Ros is tied with Dirty Projectors for music I find most mesmerizing. I'm kind of obsessed.

Here's Hoppipolla:

On a related subject, I think shoegazing is my new favorite ridiculous music genre name. Cocteau Twins was a trailblazer in the genre, and they share a producer with M83, so Cocteau Twins is my new artist to investigate.


Anonymous said...


shoe gazing? You better send a mega apology to Luke for all the slams he got over music genres. It makes complete sense to call the music this, as the drug use is not psychedelic but more of the what time does the kebab wagon close and man, isn't life so cloudy in Manchester music.

The_Writer said...

I know, I know. I'm trying to persuade Luke to come to the M83 show. I suspect, though, to add to his Ian similarities, he'll start falling asleep during the show around 10pm.