CMU Approved

Approved: Pascal Pinon

By | Published on Thursday 16 June 2016

Pascal Pinon

Twin sisters Jófríõur and Ásthildur Ákadóttir released their second album as Pascal Pinon – ‘Twosomeness’ – in 2013. After touring the record, Ásthildur moved to Amsterdam to study classical piano, while Jófríõur became ever busier with her other band Samaris. All of which made the writing of their third album, ‘Sundur’, out on 26 Aug, a slow process.

“We had never been apart our entire lives until we finished touring with our last album”, says Jófríður. Ásthildur adds: “The fact that we spent so much time apart creates completely different connections between the songs than on ‘Twosomeness’, which for me makes it more diverse in the best way possible”.

The separation led to an urgency in the recording of the new album too. While it was written over the course of a year and a half on regular trips between Iceland and The Netherlands, it all had to be recorded in two days.

“It makes the album feel more real and raw which is what it essentially is all about”, says Jófríður of the recording process. “It’s very sparse and a lot closer in the approach and in regards to the sound of our very first album”.

Listen to the first single from the album, ’53’, here:

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