The ingredients are very well know (folk and naïve pop converging at the centre of a playful, fantasy-laden scenario animated by bizarre accents which strike us as exotic and fascinating), but that doesn’t mean they’re not still attractive. If at any moment of your life you have felt attracted to bands like Múm, Seabear or Sing Fan Bous, you might fall in love with the musical world of Pascal Pinon, a new signing through which Berlin label Morr Music continues its love story with Iceland.
Pascal Pinonis the musical project of twins Jófríður and Ásthildur, two Reykjavík-born adolescents who have been writing songs since they were 14 years old. Last year, the twins recorded by themselves—with a cheap microphone stood in the middle of the living room of a rented house—a first collection of shy, innocent songs halfway between nude folk and lo-fi pop. The album was released only in Iceland and was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards, in the “Newcomer of the Year” category. Sticking near to Iceland’s music scene, the people at Morr will release the album globally in early 2011. But before that, a 7” single entitled “I Wrote A Song” will be available in stores as of 15th October.
Pascal Pinon - “I Wrote A Song”01. I Wrote A Song02. Baldursbrár03. New Beginning