Music Like Perfume: Paper Birds by Parachutes {Culture Notes}

Parachutes_Paper_Bird.jpgThe music piece by Parachutes, Paper Birds (please see/listen after the jump) made us think of how music can feel most like perfume. There is an impression of sensorial texture and near-overload of the senses which is akin to the sensory richness one can feel when wearing a perfume worthy of its name...

Information on Parachutes is hard to come by. But, finally, according to a passage in Wikipedia found following tortuous routes allowing you to avoid bumping into the unhelpful article "Parachute", one learns that the by now defunct Icelandic band was founded in 2003 by Alex Kendall Somers, an American visual artist and musician from Baltimore, Maryland.

"Parachutes was a band formed in 2003 as a duo consisting of Alex Somers and Scott Alario, and later expanded to eight members, Þórdís Björt Sigþórsdóttir, Tinna Jóhanna Magnusson, Björn Pálmi Pálmason, Kári Hólmar Ragnarsson, Brendan Glasson, and Aaron Borucki. The band was named after a common term for dandelion seeds. They recorded in Alex's kitchen, and commonly experimented using household objects as instruments."

Iceland, its breathtaking landscapes and sense of space seem also to be a de facto source of environmental inspiration.

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