Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kimono - Arctic Death Ship

Kimono (often stylized 'kimono') are an Icelandic-Canadian alternative/math-rock three piece.
The band came from the ashes of an instrumental post-rock group, continuing under Kimono with the inclusion of vocals.
Kimono released 2 albums under the Icelandic label Bad Taste (Sugarcubes' label from '86). The latter of these two albums was 2005's '
Arctic Death Ship', which was well-received especially in Iceland; nominated but losing out to Sigur Ros' 'Takk' for Iceland's Rock Album of the Year.
Album arrives as an enjoyable listen and leaves as one, with highlights like "Sober" and "Railroads" pushing repeat listens.

Their latest is '
Easy Music for Difficult People'.