fist of doom wrote:i dug yellow shark. While i enjoyed most of his instrumental works, i was always more of a passive listener wheras i still seek out/listen to his stuff with the mothers
Yeah, YS is great. "Seeing" the performance is even better. Fragments are available on YouTube (see especially, this
; i'm fairly certain it is from YS).
The early Mothers' stuff will live forever
omar tan wrote:does sigur ros count as classical?
Sure! They definitely have a vibe that separates them from "rock" music proper.
Unfortunately contemporary classical music has become so inbred, that one of the first and primary qualifications to wield the title is an absolutely dreadful sound--i.e. the complete opposite of sigur ros. The sound, of course, is only one part of the equation and contemporary composers focus more on the score, how it is theoretically constructed (there is even a movement towards composing for what it LOOKS like). These sort of composers simply take this aspect of the musical work to the extreme and are thus immeadietly dismissed by anyone who likes the sound of music (god forbid!!).
That being said, Sigur Ros has a lot in common with many of the minimalists of the 80's who definitely "qualify" as contemporary classical music, or did at least. I haven't taken a super close look at their compositions and so can't speak to their precise theoretical similiarities, but the extended, repetitive harmonies and block chords do put them close to Philip Glass aesthetically and Steve Reich theoretically... I think...
They rock for sure.