Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Music
cover art

Kimono

Easy Music for Difficult People

(Kimi; US: 26 Oct 2010; UK: 27 Sep 2010)

On their third album and first release since 2007, Iceland’s Kimono returns to the public stage as a trio. But while the group may have been pared down in personnel, their urgent fusion of mathematically enhanced progressive post-punk remains as vital as ever across the nine tracks that comprise Easy Music for Difficult People. Recorded live in the studio over the course of a long summer weekend in Reykjavik, this is a raw, intense listening experience that’s as uncompromising as the winters these guys get in their neck of the woods. The only difference is that the storms that Kimono conjure up will leave you looking forward to the next inclement forecast every time.

Rating:

Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


Tagged as: kimono
discussion by
Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.