Comparisons are inevitable, although Amiina's strings-based work lacks Ros' signature bombast. Amiina's lullaby-like material stays quiet, and the group's lyrics seem to consist of actual words from a real language. What's more, they generally use song titles that read like items from the Ikea catalog: "Ugla" -- the song, not the shoe rack -- starts with gentle keyboard noodling, then builds with water-glass tones. The delicate "Skakka" sounds like the splashing drops from a melting glacier. And the twinkling "Fjarskanistan" could be the name -- or national anthem -- of a country whose landscape consists entirely of clouds.
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