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Miri: Okkar


Published October 21, 2010

This is magnificent. It really is. Miri, the band who made the album in question, are almost purely an instrumental band, and when they use vocals they are used rather as instruments rather than to convey a meaning. The only song that contains vocals on this particular album is ‘Draugar’. The lyrics are probably nonsense words.
Most of their songs are pretty experimental yet accessible at the same time. How they achieve this is anyone’s guess. It warrants a mention that this is not dada-esque in its experiments, but compared to “regular music” it’s still different. Songs reach the seven-minute mark and you don’t notice, which is something that rarely happens to me.
Miri’s Okkar is a special record as it achieves incredible success as a creative venture while also remaining—to put it simply—fun to listen to.


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