On his new lo-fi interpretation of the album, Time On My Palms, Ásgeir has captured an genuine fashion by recording acoustically, direct to a four-track tape recorder.
The unique model of Time On My Palms, which was launched final 12 months, noticed Ásgeir in a state of self-reflection and experimentation, having spent a lot of the previous couple of years in his house and within the studio deeply engrossed in writing, recording, translating and producing.
“The concept was to do an acoustic lo-if model of the album and to detox from all of the manufacturing and pc use. We used an outdated 4 monitor cassette recorder, typically recorded straight on to the cassettes and typically we ran audio from Professional Instruments and thru the recorder to get that flavour,” Ásgeir says. “It’s very lo-fi sounding and didn’t take a variety of time to make, which was the target, to not overthink something and simply transfer on. A few of the songs sound virtually like demos whereas others are extra developed, with string preparations written by Þórður Magnússon and a few overdubbed guitars or synths.”
On Time on My Palms (Lo-Fi Model), he’s shifted his curiosity within the layered manufacturing of the unique album in direction of a extra stripped again meditation, and it’s no much less compelling. In truth, new tracks are elevated, with an intimacy that may solely come from this sort of recording course of. Light, contemplative acoustics underpin his effortlessly harmonised falsetto.
The rolling landscapes aesthetic of Time On My Palms was impressed by Ásgeir’s personal relationship with music over the previous couple of years, consuming principally whereas he was operating open air, or whereas on lengthy drives. He says that “among the albums or music that stand out from that point had been Caribou’s album Instantly, Caroline Polachek’s Pang, Dijon, Altopalo, Large Thief, Michael Kiwanuka, Sault, Ethan Gruska, Blake Mills and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. This music in all probability has one thing to do with how the report got here out, mixed with earlier influences”.