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Puzzle
Release Date: 06/05/2011
Catalogue No.: OTH94021
Record Label: Other Tongues
Format: CD

Originally a string quartet formed by four girls at the Reykjavik College of Music
in the 1990s, Amiina went on to cut its teeth as Sigur Ris’ string section for
the next decade. Amiina’s debut album, ‘Kurr’ (2007), was performed on a disparate jumble of instruments – musical saws, kalimbas, music boxes and seemingly anything that could be plucked, bowed or beaten on – resulting in a work that ebbed and flowed “in a strange, powerful place between sophistication and innocence,” (The Guardian) with “the music a yielding, brooding seduction, a mix of pointillist minimalism and folk hymnal” (MOJO). While the above is equally true of ‘Puzzle’, this time around the group’s sonic
palette is broadened by the contributions of drummer Magnis Trygvason
Eliassen and electronic artist Kippi Kaninus, permanent members of the
group since 2009. Accordingly, the songs on ‘Puzzle’ are more rhythmically
rugged than Amiina’s previous work and feature heavier use of electronics.
Amiina’s long-standing fondness for zero-g melodies and open-minded
instrumentation, however, continues to shine.
AUSTRALIAN ONLY EDITION FEATURES 3 BONUS TRACKS

“Beautiful delicate stuff” - THE INDEPENDENT
 “Murmuring electronic minimalism to near anthemic Nordic chamberfolk” - MOJO
“On a sheer technical level, Puzzle is stunning; understanding the amount of studio time and rehearsal work it would take to make something like this happen is truly mind-boggling - and it demands a certain level of respect”
- MUSIC OHM



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