Múm (pronounced moom) are a dreamy, experimental, electronic collective from Iceland. The music coming out of Iceland always seems to be cutting edge and fresh to me (Sigur Rós, Björk). The landscape and climate there seems ideal for sparking the imagination, especially during summers sans-darkness and winters sans-light. Múm were in NYC the other week for CMJ and performed a showcase at Le Poisson Rouge to a full-house. A rainbow of sound phases in and out of their music as the various members play an eclectic range of instruments. The list includes trumpet, piano, keyboard, cello, ukulele, guitars, drums and percussion. So yes, experimental seems a fitting description for the imaginative Múm.
Slip into a world of fantasy and let Múm take you on a whimsical journey of sound.
Múm released their fifth studio album this summer, Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know, and our currently touring around the world. (Fun fact: Animal Collective’s Avey Tare’s wife Kria Brekkan is a former member of Múm and performed a solo-show during CMJ).
Watch the video for “Sing Along”
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