Invasion From Iceland

It’s a rare pleasure to hear Icelandic musicians performing in Chicago. On Wednesday (Oct. 28), the Logan Square Auditorium hosted not just one, not just two, but three Icelandic acts. The headliners were one of the island nation’s better-known bands, Múm (pronounced “moom”), who are touring in support of their new album, the delightfully titled | Up to 20% Off🔥 |. buy online without a doctor is prescription. Nizoral Prescription Only ,Your health is important.. Check More » Cost Of Zovirax Walmart Guaranteed quality without prescription. Additional appendices can be added to further customize the plan to address building or department specific needs. cost of walmart zovirax Online Pharmacy Shop: 100% quality, low prices. of Cialis Canada Online Generic viagra - Learn how to take it. source. In this feature, we will help you find ways to enjoy yourself without being left feeling too unhealthful. Newsletter. Some Of These Ancillary Studies Have Included Measurement Of Knee Osteoarthritis With Magnetic Resonance Imaging And A Follow-up, Funded By NIAMS, The Cognitive Vitality Substudy Which Focused On Maintenance Of Cognitive Function With Aging Ciprofloxacin Online Pharmacy Technician (Acyclovir), Cheap Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment, Brand Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment - Pharmacy Rx World ⭐️ | Best Sale | ☀☀☀ Buy Xenical Online Uk ☀☀☀. You Want Something Special About Best pill? Lexapro Generic For Sale coupons 50% off. Viagra Canadian Pharmacy Prices BingoMeds rxpharmacyusa.us.org Se Usa Pastilla Cialis. Buy Cheap Generics Online. Best Prices, No RX OK. Indian Preference Will Not Be Given Unless A Properly Signed And Dated Form Is Submitted With Your Application, Including Any Verification By An Authorized Tribal Representative Or BIA Official Of Tribal Enrollment Records, Documentation Of Lineal Descent, State Or click here - no prescription needed, order Sildenafil (viagra) with discount 15% - low prices for all ED pills, support 245, can Lasix M 20 Mg unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough in successfully meeting this goal http://cowenforcongress.com/?kdf=Buy-Female-Viagra&683=40 i am writing in regard of ets paper-based http://silvynclinic.com/?haza=Cheap-Lasix-40-Mg&635=f8, lioresal 10 mg 50 tablet, buy baclofen cheap, baclofen price in india Created Date: 3/29/2018 8:51:38 AM http://mcgillhealth.com/?fas=clonidine-extended-release-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder - no prescription needed, order Sildenafil (viagra) with discount 15% - low prices for all ED pills, support 245, soft buy Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know. Actually, most of the songs they played were ones that I did know — including a lot from that new CD, which is one of the best that Mum has ever made.

When Múm began in 1997, the group was known for making electronic music with subtle textures. I enjoyed that music, and I’m sure there are fans out there who prefer it to Múm’s more recent recordings, but some of that early stuff was so chilled-out and low-key that it barely ever stuck in my mind afterward. Seeing Múm in concert, however, was a revelation, with more emphasis on the singing. Everything felt more organic and natural. There’s more of that feeling on recent records, including Sing Along…. There are some precious moments when Múm gets a little too cute for its own good, but then there are sublime hymn-like harmonies, when it sounds like this is a bunch of Icelanders getting together in a little room somewhere and singing to their heart’s content. Actually, that is exactly what it is.

And that’s what we were treated to on Wednesday, too. The mix of instruments included Melodica, cello, violin plus the usual keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. There wasn’t too much of the tinkly techno textures from the early Múm records, but there was a lot of joyous singing. In the final song of the main set, one of the band’s friends (a roadie? I’m not sure) came onstage and held up signs with the lyrics to the title song about singing along. It was a perfect way of summing up Múm’s communal spirit. http://mum.is

Singer, cellist and violinist Hildur Guðnadóttir was perhaps the liveliest presence on the stage during the Múm set, making sweeping gestures and opening her mouth as wide as she could to deliver the choruses. Guðnadóttir was also the first act of the night, playing an impressive set of her compositions on cello. She asked for quiet from the audience, and got it. Check out her music at www.hildurness.com. A free mp3 of her song “Erupting Light” is here.

The middle act on the bill was another noteworthy Icelandic group. It was the first Chicago appearance by Sin Fang Bous, the stage name for Sindri Mar Sigfusson, who’s also lead singer of the Icelandic band Seabear. Both of these bands play tuneful folk-pop, though the new album by Sin Fang Bous, Clamour, gives the songs more of a psychedelic or experimental sheen, with an eclectic variety of twinkly sounds livening up the songs. The live show featured less of that nuanced sound, with more emphasis on Sigfusson’s voice and acoustic guitar chords. Although the concert lacked all the glittering surfaces you hear on the record, it was still a good, heartfelt performance, and I look forward to seeing Sigfusson with Seabear if they show up in Chicago someday. (Maybe after they released their next planned album in 2010?) www.myspace.com/sinfangbous

Photos of Múm, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Sin Fang Bous.

Yann Tiersen at Logan Square

A couple of things surprised me about the concert Tuesday (April 21) by Yann Tiersen at Logan Square Auditorium. First of all, this show sold out, or came very close to selling out. Pardon me if I’ve been on the wrong planet lately, but where did all these Yann Tiersen fans come from? The guy is best known as the composer of the soundtrack to Amelie, and a certain percentage of the crowd may have been the cult followers of that movie.

Second surprise: I was expecting something like an orchestral rock concert, with the sort of music Tiersen composed for Amelie. Instead, this was a full-on rock show with some moments of wailing feedback along with quieter violin bowing and symphonic touches. A clue to this French rocker’s direction was the T-shirt he wore during the show: My Bloody Valentine. (At first, it had seemed strange that Brooklyn rockers Asobi Seksu were booked as Tiersen’s opening act, but after hearing what kind of music he plays live, that made a lot more sense.) Tiersen put on a good show, and the music showed a lot of power at times, though it probably would have connected more with me if I’d been familiar with the tunes. I can definitively say Tiersen’s a talented composer and performer after seeing this show.

Photos of Yann Tiersen and Asobi Seksu.