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Now, 20 years after the record dropped onto planet Earth, Morr Music is re-issuing the remastered album with its original artwork, adding newly commissioned re-works: a note-for-note representation of "Smell Memory" by Kronos Quartet (with additional drums by múm's Samuli Kosminen), a gentle reinterpretation of "Random Summer" by acclaimed pianist and composer Hauschka and an otherworldly new version of "Ballad Of The Broken String" recorded by label mate Sóley.
In 1999, electronic music was in full bloom. Yet the concept of using electronic sounds in acoustic-based productions (or vice versa) was still in its infancy. Many producers were trying, most of them failed. The results felt often forced, fabricated, unimaginative, random, and forgettable. New ideas require new mindsets after all. With Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK, múm established a new approach in music production. Instead of setting a fixed agenda and working with a distinct hierarchy for their sonic palette, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, Gunnar Örn Tynes, and Örvar Smárason let each instrument and sound source be true to itself, creating an ever-evolving universe of sonic bliss.
Combining drill-and-bass-inspired beat-chopping, future-informed DSP-programming, ethereal vocal work, indie rock's boominess, folk music's soulful brittleness, and a lofty feeling for melody and arrangement, the album is a rare example of musical transcendence and remains impossible to categorize. Many of the ideas formulated and recorded for the album quickly became an integral part of the canonical self-conception musicians around the world were and still are aspiring to. Includes a bunch of old and new remixes, too!!
|A1||I'm 9 Today|
|B1||There Is A Number Of Small Things|
|B3||Asleep On A Train|
|C1||Awake On A Train|
|C2||The Ballað Of The Broken Birdie Records|
|C3||The Ballað Of The Broken String|
|D1||Sunday Night Just Keeps On Rolling|
|E1||The Ballað Of The Broken Birdie Records (Ruxpin Remix II)|
|E2||Smell Memory (Bix Remix)|
|E3||There Is A Number Of Small Things & The Ballað Of The Broken Birdie Records (µ-Ziq Straight Mix)|
|E4||The Ballað Of The Broken Birdie Records (Biogen Mix)|
|F1||Smell Memory (Kronos Quartet Rework)|
|F2||Random Summer (Hauschka Rework)|
|F3||The Ballað Of The Broken String (Sóley Rework)|
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