Another Icelandic wonder, For A Minor Reflection is an interesting post rock band that generates a similarly interesting sound. Now, I’ll have to put up an immediate disclaimer here, the picture I’ve associated and featured with the band and their song Okyrrd is the mighty fine work of Irene Suchocki whose work is something I’ve fallen in love. I chose her work partly because I couldn’t find any good feature images of the band, and partly because her photography invokes a feeling of poignant timeliness, which is what this instrumental bit from FAMR seems to be conveying in their string-laden tune.
If I had to liken them to other work, I’d say an instrumental mix (there are no vocals — mostly strings) of Sigur Ros and Explosions in the Sky, both very talented. They can get eclectic and interesting near the end of their piece (it’s about eleven minutes), but it’s beautiful throughout.
I’d have a script, or a budding scene, but I think Irene Suchocki did a fantastic job of getting that scene across. Filtered light, desaturated post-winter surroundings and the invocation of a new beginning, of fresh starts, of Spring. Oh, how I’ve missed you.