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Iceland (1997 – present)

múm (pronounced [muːm], “moom”) is an experimental electronic group from Iceland whose music is characterized by soft vocals, eccentric beats and colorful effects, and a variety of traditional and unconventional instruments.

Originally a duo, the band has expanded and contracted in the 12 years of being and has counted 15 - 20 people along the way.

The band was formed in 1997 by original members Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason, their first release was a split 10” with the girl-band Spúnk and saw light in the summer of ‘98. They were joined a year later by twin sisters Gyða and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir and released two albums as quartet. Following a number of collaborative projects, the group’s celebrated debut album Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK (reissued by Morr Music in October 2005) gained a wealth of glowing press and widespread praise. A remix project, Please Smile My Noise Bleed, also released on the Morr Music label in November 2001.

In 2002, after the release of Finally We Are No One and the extensive first world tour, Gyða left the band to return to her studies in Reykjavík. Shortly after, the third sister Ásthildur Valtýsdóttir joined for singing duties temporarily and Serena Tideman replaced Gyða on cello, for a single European tour. The band’s third album, Summer Make Good, a darker and foggier, nautically themed work was released in May 2004, flanked by two singles, Nightly Cares and Dusk Log.

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  • georgieMT82

    Finally I am no one... I´ve been working on it my whole life :)

    18 Oct 2:23pm Reply
  • CrusselRow

    Summer Make Good <3

    5 Oct 4:02pm Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi! listen and download my new albums here: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Aki+Kato atmospheric metal, experimental

    2 Oct 11:04am Reply
  • Happy-Knight

    very fragile and child-like das purty good

    3 Jul 11:14pm Reply
  • Xoce_ecoX

    Smilewound is NOT bad. [3] Just listen to Toothwheels, Candlestick and Time to Scream and Shout to name a few. The other ones are just too pop and reminds me somehow of Late Night Alumni. But I appreciate more the old one múm. AND PLEASE, don't stop making wonderful music!

    23 Jun 5:00pm Reply
  • Skraekskadi

    Loksins erum við engin þetta er stórkostleg plata :3

    9 Apr 8:37pm Reply
  • Kingslayer

    And I happily quote the guy down here. So sweet, beautiful gig in Rome!

    6 Apr 12:40am Reply
  • Bendingdream

    Extraordinarily amazing gig in Ljubljana! It's so nice to see a band that's really, really having fun preforming live. I must say I was very, VERY pleasantly surprised...

    5 Apr 10:36pm Reply
  • AsthrayHeart

    so dreamy... so cuddly.

    24 Mar 9:12pm Reply
  • Tahula

    Smilewound is NOT bad. [2]

    28 Jan 4:06am Reply
  • Dziam_

    Smilewound is NOT bad.

    12 Jan 12:04pm Reply
  • Kerafiki

    a few time ago I started to listening 'Early birds' and I must say that it is as beautiful as their first album. 'Smilewound' isn't bad at all.. I expect more glitch, less pop

    9 Jan 9:45pm Reply
  • maloud

    so dreamy .... so cloudy

    9 Jan 2:53pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    so dream sound...amazing

    3 Jan 12:11pm Reply
  • babbyDOTjpg

    Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK is perfect

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tahula

    Why is it that bad? I think it's a lively album.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Kerafiki

    Yesterday was dramatic, today is OK > Finally we are no one > Summer make good > Go go smear the poison Ivy > Sing along to songs you didn't know > (for now) Smilewound : (

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • BeerBoozer

    Концерт в Москве весьма понравился

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • llex

    последний альбом прекрасен, что бы там не писали прочие комментаторы. вы просто слушать не умеете ;)

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • woman_inred

    волшебство,волшебство!

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
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