Song(s) for the Day, 6.30.2009: Amiina, that crazy Icelandic sound
I find this to be incredible work music, sitting at your desk, struggling along with some mechanical task, drifting into some happy place.
The band is Amiina. They are an Icelandic musical quartet composed of Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, and Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir. Say that five times fast and consider yourself impressive.
I came to know them as the backing band for Sigur Ros.
Here are two tracks for you, so give it a listen and work away to your heart’s content.
The track called Seoul is especially near my heart as I do think it captures a bit of that crystallized innocence, that wanderlust of floating around through Gangnam(강남) or Hongdae on a nice bus in a nice bus lane late at night (or as was my case, early in the morning.)