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Old 01-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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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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Old 01-22-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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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?
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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.

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:24 AM   #5
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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

It's like ambient post-rock IMO
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #6
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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

They also have been associated with the classification "Nu-gaze",
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #8
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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

I always saw Sigur Ros as more alternative post-ambient rockesque dreamcore.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:13 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:27 AM   #10
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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

I would consider them being part ambient knowing that I can sleep to their music

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:50 PM   #11
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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

Definitely ambient elements, most of their music has a sense of space & atmosphere
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:46 AM   #13
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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

Sigur Ros are what they are, it's very difficult to label them.. They draw take from many sources..
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:50 AM   #14
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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

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

It leans towards electro ambient, but it's very hard to bunch Sigur Ros into any category !
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:15 AM   #16
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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!"

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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

Sigur Ros - best creation
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #18
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Re: Sigur Rós is Ambient?

tough to label Sigur Ros, but they definitely have an 'ambience' to them. So ambient works for me.
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I'm really curious why you wanted to know
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:48 AM   #20
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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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