|Sigur Ros - Kveikur|
Post-rock is a genre that is difficult to define, but if I could only give one example I would go with Radiohead. It is a sound that could have some success in radio stations but more appeal to music lovers. The Icelandic band Sigur Ros, with a series of highly praised albums has made an album with a heavier sound with Kveikur but also tainted with Radiohead-esque sonorities.
Still genuine to their roots of Björk grandeur, Sigur Ros is also frailing with pop sounds, ambient, and noise. In fact, trying to describe Sigur Ros to someone who has never heard them is very difficult. But it has this Scandinavian texture of mystery and mise en scene. But in the same time something like an Icelandic Coldplay that I bet is creating an unique live experience.
With Kveikur, we rise to a peak of power, minimalism, and inspiration. With a band like Sigur Ros, homogeneity, a principle I hardly believe in music, is greatly achieved. The musical possibilities of this band is endless and since their musical approach is near experimental they can reached for many genre and atmospheres. Highly recommended.
Songs to listen : Brennisteinn, Isjaki