Personalities | Sigur Rós | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1994–present)

Formed by Jón Pór (Jónsi) Birgisson (vocals), Georg Hólm (bass) and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson (drums) in Reykjavik, the Icelanders’ wholly unique sound, perhaps most successfully achieved on third album Ágætis Byrjun (1999), is a lulling, lurching blend of classical music and ambient, of rock with something from far outside the genres’ confines. Orri Páll Dyrason has since joined on drums, while Kjartan ‘Kjarri’ Sveinsson now adds smooth keyboard sounds. Started indefinite hiatus in 2010.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
Personalities | Simple Plan | Twenty-First Century | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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