Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Amina (later changing its name to Amiina) is an experimental quartet who can often be found playing live and working with fellow popular Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Merging violins and cellos with ambient electronics, the group includes Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, and Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir. The four met while studying at the Reykjavík College of Music in the 1990s. In late 2004, they finally self-released a proper EP, AnimaminA, picked up by U.S. label The Worker's Institute in May 2005. Their first full-length album, Kurr, arrived in March 2007.