Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Benni Hemm Hemm - Retaliate (2010)

Just as I thought I'd come to no longer take pleasure in slow, sappy folk songs Benni Hemm Hemm releases a new EP that reminds me how good that sorta thing can be. While Benni Hemm Hemm possesses and utilizes a wider range throughout their discography than many bands, they've been known to focus a bit more intently on making lovely folk at times. Basically, I am referencing most excellent Ein í leyni, an album that is somewhere between a full-length and an EP. The most noticeable differences in Retaliate is that the songs use English from the lyrics their use of horns seems to be phased out. As a result, for non-Icelandic speakers at least, it is feels like a more stripped down and easy to comprehend album. If any of the other Nordic indie pop or folk that I have previously posted appealed to you and especially if you liked Benni Hemm Hemm's early work then this is a necessary addition.

To be had here:
Benni Hemm Hemm - Retaliate [256 VBR kbps]

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