Text Alif Omar
MÃºm’s first album since the departure of vocalist KristÃn Anna ValtÃ½sdÃ³ttir sounds noticeably different. Gunnar and Ã–rvar’s shared vocal duties and the use of live instrumentation over programmed electronica marks a different direction for the band. Nevertheless MÃºm remains as chaotically melodic as always and just as restrained. One listen to ‘They Made Frogs Smoke ‘Til They Exploded’ should settle any nagging doubts.
This review was first published in the January 2008 issue of JUICE.