Posts Tagged ‘ambient’

“Svefn g englar” by Sigur Ros

June 18, 2009

If you haven’t listened to Sigur Ros, you better. Be sure to check out their lavish documentary Heima. The footage below is from a 2001 concert in Philadelphia. Watch the band perform one of my favorites, “Svefn g englar.”

Need more? Check out Sigur Ros’ video for Glosoli.

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“In a Silent Way” by Miles Davis

October 29, 2008

It goes without saying that Miles Davis was extremely talented and influential, but I had to throw up this clip of his song “In a Silent Way” from the 1969 album of the same name. Very minimalist, and a precursor to jazz fusion and, dare I say, ambient music in general? You can really hear Brian Eno in this piece. Great album…one of many from Davis.

Wednesday’s WTF: Man puts electric simulators on face to sync with music.

October 28, 2008

This is…..huh.  I’m speechless.  It starts off slow, but quickly accelerates to bizarre.

Sigur Ros

September 21, 2008

I recently watched the documentary Heima by the band Sigur Ros.  I was a fan before watching it, and a huge fan when it was done.  Their music is tough to describe, but it’s sweeping and atmospheric.  Not sure if that’s a word.  Heima is the best musical documentary I’ve ever seen.  Sigur Ros played a series of concerts in their home country of Iceland after touring the world.  They play in some unconventional settings; small town halls, an abandoned fishing cannery, right in the middle of the countryside.  Check out the trailer hereHeima is available on NetFlix.

The clip below is from the documentary’s final performance.  Sigur Ros played their last free concert in Reykjavik and this is the final song of the set.  The song is “Popplagið,” or “Untitled #8” from their 2002 album ().  It’s about a 10 minute clip, you have to listen to it in its entirety to get a full appreciation for this song.  It starts mellow and then grows quite ominous and finishes in a bluster of lights and rock.  Good stuff.