We asked the duo to pick the three albums that have influenced them and their music. These are their picks.
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Ryuichi Sakamoto – Three
Sakamoto’s arrangements on this record are on a level that everyone tries to achieve but few can. Minimalistic while complex at the same time this album has been one of our most listened to and definitely a big inspiration.
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
For us, this is the ultimate album. Every single song is good but at the same time the songs form a whole, even better than the sum of it’s parts. The sound, harmonies, melodies and lyrics are masterful but humble at the same time. Possibly the best album of the decade for us.
Björk – Vespertine
Fellow Icelander Björk of course being a massive inspiration, this album is our favourite of hers. The immensely beautiful compositions feel like paintings of Icelandic nature but with a twist. The twist in this case being the glitchy microbeats that would inspire a generation of alternative musicians in one way or another (and that includes us…)