Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Ha! They might be singing in Icelandic :) I haven't heard much of them. Sweet.
Off of Wikipedia, "Vonlenska is a term used to describe the unintelligible lyrics sung by the band, Vonlenska is a non-literal language, without fixed syntax, and differs from constructed languages that can be used for communication. It focuses entirely on the sounds of language; lacking grammar, meaning, and even distinct words. Instead, it consists of emotive non-lexical vocables and phonemes; in effect, Vonlenska uses the melodic and rhythmic elements of singing without the conceptual content of language"
In a lot of ways I guess you could say it's a lot like scat. The album - ( ) has nothing but gibberish vocals (one phrase to be precise,You xylo. You xylo no fi lo. You so), a lot of their other songs feature them as well.
Sigur Ros are a pretty cool band, there is one song where they play an electric bass with a cello bow, that's fairly unique.