Wednesday, July 18, 2007
You beautiful KURR
Iceland's Amiina, who I first encountered in the film Screaming Masterpiece in the 2005 Melbourne International Film Festival, and then the very next night supporting Sigur Rós, have just released their debut album locally. Called Kurr, it's utterly sublime, as you'd expect from a band whose instruments include bowed saw blades, water-filled crystal glasses, xylophones, violins and much more.
The album also shows definite growth and experimentation from their 2005 EP, AnimaminA - and also the presence of a slight but significant spelling change, from 'Amina' to 'Amiina', to make their name more distinctive (particularly useful when you Google them!).
Want to know more? There's a Dan Rule Age article about the band here, or, you can sit back and enjoy the following sublime performance via YouTube: