For A Minor Reflection [IS]
Starting out as couple of kids jamming some blues tunes in a garage in Iceland, For a Minor Reflection soon realised that they could start making their own music and create the melodies and atmosphere that they thought so highly of.
For a Minor Reflection, or FaMR released their debut album, Reistu þig við, sólin er komin á loft… in 2007 which was recorded in a small garage in the suburbs of Iceland in only couple of hours. That album quickly got them critical attention which led to a Sigur Rós support tour in 2008 along with tours in USA and Canada as well as playing all major showcase festivals in Europe.
After pretty much non-stop touring FaMR decided to start working on their sophomore album, titled Höldum í átt að óreiðu (Heading towards chaos). That album was recorded in Sigur Rós’ studio in Iceland and had much more of a damper and sophisticated tone than it’s predecessor. Back on the road and touring that album, FaMR got invitations to go to Asia for the first time as well as playing couple of festivals in New York and Los Angeles. In September 2011 FaMR played Black Rabbit festival in Beijing and Shanghai and debuted their latest album to date, simply called EP.
FaMR’s music has been described as energetic, loud, melodic and powerful at the same time of being delicate, intriguing and emotional. Members of FaMR have all been dabbling with side projects and solo projects outside of FaMR which has helped the band to maintain their many different types of composition techniques, which leads to each song having it’s own identity. Their music is highly recommended for the fans of Sigur Rós, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mono.
For a Minor Reflection even got described by their fellow Icelanders in Sigur Rós as ‘a band with the potential to out-do Mogwai!’ – so it seems that their mentors have 100% faith in them.