Published December 1, 2006
Maus were a popular, great and influential indie band back in the late 1990s. Frontman and singer Biggi was charismatic in a weird way, sometimes out of tune and not really cut out to be a singer. He even acknowledged this in a great Maus song, Maðurinn með Stálröddina (The man with the steel voice). His singing worked with Maus, backed by the traditional guitar, bass and drums. This solo album is much more low key than rock’n’roll and this is not good for Biggi. The songs could have made up for this but they are unoriginal electro-pop, never catching your attention. The compositions still sound like they could have been made into some good Maus songs. The production is good and the booklet is not hideously ugly. Included are liner notes instead of lyrics, which feel awkward at times. This album is not excellent or original, just mediocre, which is a letdown coming from Biggi. I expected more.