Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Keeping Múm


MY MOTHER told me to steer clear of strange folk - how wrong she was.
As although experimental electronic folk music makers Múm's output is definitely unconventional, it is sweeter than an illicitly-offered double dip.
Rerelease Yesterday Was Dramatic Today Is OK, first issued as the Icelandic band's debut in 2000, is a gorgeous soundscape of ambient electronic twitters and rich yet sparse instrumentation.
The ponderous yet enthralling tracks stretch into one another, equally at home with melody as silence, and the result is a journey you'll want to take over and over again.
Obviously Múm do - next Monday is the album's third release date, and in 2005 they even toured the album in its entirity as a live set!

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