Amiina – Quartet of Icelandic babies whale, “KURR” 2

Kurr | Amiina

Blaskjar Records

Score:79

If you have been to the "Takk" tour of Sigur Rós, you should have seen the performance of the supporting act, Amiina. Amiina which is from Iceland is, however, not as breathtaking and world-shaking as the Icelandic Sigur Rós and Múm. On the contrary, this Quartet formed by four ladies represents a subtle and delicate clarity of Icelandic Music.

This debut album is all in all of the same minimal style as AnimaminA and Seoul have. The Icelandic title "Kurr" means greeting from little animals. No matter what the animals are baby whale ,baby dolphin or little bird kitten puppy, the music from "Kurr" is absolutely the intact sound made by Amiina which is of the quality of minimalism, pureness and shyness brewing from the innermost wood and the corner of a sleeping room. That Piano as the backbone is being adorned by tiny fragmented electronic sound and those light percussions which feel like rain, snow or ice falling.whatever is weaving a childlike dreamworld. The music fetches both of the verve of tranquillity and the catchy melody line of Pop Music. The whole album is twelve paragraphs which can be regarded and digested as an entity. A lullaby for afternoon or midnight helps recalling the blurred memories of childhood. The lack of fluctuation of emotion, nonetheless, makes me realize the zest of calmness.

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