Join amiina for their latest adventure, Fantômas. Originally composed as a live score to a silent masterpiece from 1913, amiina’s members decided right from the start that the music would also be able to stand on its own, independent of the visual narrative.
Melancholic and ethereal, yet full of suspense, pounding rhythms and haunting melodies, amiina’s fans won’t be disappointed. Soundworld full of contrasts, from darkness and utter terror to heavenly melodies. The music thoughtfully composed, reorrucing themes and leid-motives build up a delicate structure where the listener can experience the piece as one entity – and then again different tracks or songs can be enjoyed independently. Violin, cello, drums, percussion, metallophone, table harp, ukulele and electronics are the source material for the sound world of amiina here, with their intelligent and imaginative usage of the different instruments and their varied and endless textures.
1: Member of amiina
2: Funeral singer
3: Night Owl
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Other good music primarily but you extract inspiration from experience so it can be anything at all that moves you.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
The four of us in amiina got involved in music trough different paths, Maria and Solrun trough classical training, Maggi trough Jazz and me trough computers, starting with making music on tracker programs in high school.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Vol 4 – Black Sabbath
Tenebrae Responsories – Carlo Gesualdo
Drunk – Thundercat
Turn it over – Tony Williams
Total Eclipse – Billy Cobham
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Art, Art students, great kebab , Cold war, beer, nightlife, techno.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
My home and studio close to downtown Reykjavík, I love it.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
If it would be taken away suddenly I would fall into depression and then become a mime artist. If I had never known music in the first place there is no answer.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
The Fearless Flyers by the Fearless Flyers
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
The Harmonic Choir and David Hykes, Thundercat, Nigel Godrich, Rick Rubin, Beck ….
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Playing in the Châtelet theater in Paris and singing in Disney Hall in Los Angeles
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Very, I compose my music on computers so technology is instrumental in my music making.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
I have four brothers and they are interested in what I do and are supportive.
To Listen: https://youtu.be/QeP-WxjHyk8