Benni Hemm Hemm
Beginning End
A Number Of Small Things
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1Beginning End (Single Version)2:24
2Beygja Og Beygja (Single Version)2:57

Music from the heart. From an island called Iceland. Performed by a young man with a little big band. May we introduce you to: Benni Hemm Hemm, 26 years old and elected as the best newcomer in Iceland in November 2005. At the same time his self-titled debut-album was awarded as the best album. It was then released on the small Icelandic label Smákökurnar for a first time. Now the album has just been released on Sound of a Handshake, Morr Music's small, curious sister. For all attentive ears in the rest of the world. As a synopsis - and because the A number of small Things-series is made for music from the heart anyway - Morr Music releases this 7". And as a kind of welcome. Since Benni Hemm Hemm will probably stay longer. And with him his music. "Beginning End" is an emphatic overture, reduced up to opulence. A lot of instruments - guitars, brass section and a glockenspiel - ensnare just a few sounds, a lively game. "Beygja Og Beygja" is Benni Hemm Hemm's early hit single. As well, it is the modulations of a short and likeable theme. This time performed by an acoustic guitar and Benni's Icelandic singing fragments. What follows then reminds of Stereolab, later of Ennio Morricone and again and again it reminds of a pretty good-tempered dance band, sometime after midnight and after a power failure. Where all this might lead to? With Benni Hemm Hemm and his small big band from Reykjavik…