Boomkat Product Review:
We know there are plenty of you out there who fell in love with Icelandic electronic explorers Mum all those years ago, back when they sounded like all their music was recorded in a remote log cabin on a broken mixing desk. Since then their sound has become more refined, but there’s still a part of us that holds a torch for those early naïve experiments that got us all interested in the first place. Thankfully Morr is on call to provide, and have sourced fifteen rare or totally unheard tracks from the band, recorded back in 1998-2000 when they were arguably at their most unusual. Those of you that scored their fantastic debut ‘Please Smile Make My Nose Bleed’ back in 2001 will likely remember the crispy, Scandinavian IDM that they pioneered so effortlessly, and from the opening track it’s clear they had a lot more of that sort of stuff stashed away on CDs and hard drives. Effortlessly melodic, at times ‘Early Birds’ sounds like a deconstructed Plone, or a more icy take on Metamatics’ re-imagined jungle. It’s charming stuff, and brings back memories of a simpler, more optimistic time… ahh, them was the days!