MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
4. 10. -
4. 10. 2013
múm, one of the the most frequented export article of Icelandic music scene comes to Prague after nine years again. Some differences between their last gig in Czech Republic and what will comes on 4th October in MeetFactory are diametrically obvious. A musical progress, sound orientation and after all, the band cast as well, passed through a significant reboot and múm of present have no common with past múm. The new one Smilewound including hosting of Kylie Minogue will be released on September in partnership with German label Morr Music. The first single Toothweels leads listeners to the realm of indietronic sadpop and this mood should be interlaced through the whole album. On the tour presenting their new piece they are accompanied by Icelandic Sin Fang.
The roots of the band formerly formed by Gunnas Örn Tynes, Örvar Smárason and ethereal twins Gya and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir are dated in 1997. The first album Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today Is OK was released three years later at Morr Music label and its sound was specified by a collective infatuation to a wave of electronic pioneers occupying catalogues of Warp, Rephlex or Skam labels. The second and the third album Finally We Are No One (2002, Smekkleysa) and Summer Make Good (2004, Fat Cat) was presented with a bit less of electronic sound and more like a substantially thoughtfull band and it’s being considered to a creative top of their production by critics and listeners as well.
After Gyda and Kristín Anna left the band (Kristín started her work with Avey Tare from Animal Collective) the next step came immidiately. Gunnar and Örvar sourrounded by new coming and therafter leaving musicians (for example Ólöf Arnalds or Hildur Gudnadóttir) and they tried together to erase an image of a mourning group. The first change came with the album Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy (2007, Fat Cat) with fancy and playfull single They Made Frogs Smoke 'Til They Exploded'. Meantime, the last item in their discography list Sing Along The Songs You Don't Know released in 2009 and they came back with this back to open arms of Thomas Morr from Morr Music (he is focused predominantly on Icelandic scene and there are also other album releases like Benni Hemm Hemm, Sin Fang, Sóley or Borko). The sixth piece will be officialy released on 6th September.
We had an opportunity to meet Sindri Már Sidfússon more than ten years ago in Iceland where he formed indie folk project Seabear. They released a few valuable albums and EPs together however he released a solo debut Clangour under the heading of Sin Fang Bous in 2009. Obvious influence of psychedelic pop alá Animal Collective and sound plaything od Sufjan Stevens has affected his final presentation on this album. Four years after Clangour was released Sindri’s main interest is focused much more to Sin Fang than to Seabear. Albums Summer Echoes and the new one Flowers has been released with two years waiting and presented by a shortened version of the name – Sin Fang (both labeled by Morr Music).
All of existing records are full of hit potential and present Sindri as one the most remarkable and quality stable person of Icelandic pop scene.
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