On his new lo-fi interpretation of the album, Time On My Arms, Ásgeir has captured an genuine type by recording acoustically, direct to a four-track tape recorder.
The unique model of Time On My Arms, which was launched final yr, noticed Ásgeir in a state of self-reflection and experimentation, having spent a lot of the previous couple of years in his dwelling 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 previous 4 observe cassette recorder, generally recorded straight on to the cassettes and generally 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 plenty of time to make, which was the target, to not overthink something and simply transfer on. A number of the songs sound nearly 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 Arms (Lo-Fi Model), he’s shifted his curiosity within the layered manufacturing of the unique album in the direction of a extra stripped again meditation, and it’s no much less compelling. In actual fact, new tracks are elevated, with an intimacy that may solely come from this sort of recording course of. Mild, contemplative acoustics underpin his effortlessly harmonised falsetto.
The rolling landscapes aesthetic of Time On My Arms was impressed by Ásgeir’s personal relationship with music over the previous couple of years, consuming largely whereas he was working outdoor, or whereas on lengthy drives. He says that “a few of the albums or music that stand out from that point have been Caribou’s album Immediately, 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 document got here out, mixed with earlier influences”.