Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
If there’s one thing I need right now, it’s a dark, weird, Icelandic musical romp with big horns and an energetic chorus. Fortunately, here is Of Monsters and Men, ready to provide just that.
This is one of those songs that sounds like it was recorded while stomping through the forest. The quiet bits call to mind a dark, moonlight night and tender touches of fingertips. And then the loud part comes in and you realize that you’re surrounded by some sort of Icelandic forest band, ready to melt back into the night when the quiet parts return.
(hat-tip to Music For Kids Who Can’t Read Good, who describes this as the Magnetic Zero’s “Home” but without the kitsch – which seems absolutely right).
They’re big in Iceland, apparently, but will be releasing their record in the US very soon. So stay tuned.