ALBUM REVIEW: Pascal Pinon – Sundur | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 26.08.16

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To accuse Icelandic electronic folk music of being too sparse probably misses the point quite spectacularly, like saying the charts are a bit too poppy, or that Scottish indie is a bit too miserable. Still, it’s a point I’m going to have to stand beside as far as the fourth album from Icelandic sisters Pascal Pinon goes.

The first few tracks float along amiably but without making much of an impression, and it’s only when Forest starts to show more of their electronic leanings that things pick up. At its best, Sundur’s breathy vocal, beautiful harmonies and digital distortions evoke Daughter by way of Bjork (hardly surprising), but all too often it falls into stoic delivery and gossamer-fine instrumentation that ultimately proves to be frustratingly hard to form a meaningful connection with.

 

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