ICELANDIC DUO HUGAR RELEASE ‘THE VASULKA EFFECT: MUSIC FOR THE MOTION PICTURE’ ON SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS
The Icelandic duo Hugar release their new album ‘The Vasulka Effect: Music for the Motion Picture’, on Sony Music Masterworks.
When Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson self-released their eponymous debut album in 2014, they were a pair of talented local musicians from Seltjarnarnes, the smallest township in Iceland, just outside of Reykjavík. Six years later, on the strength of that one free download, they have collaborated with their country’s leading artists Björk, Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and Jóhann Jóhannson. International praise followed from The Independent, Rolling Stone, Clash, KEXP andThe Line of Best Fit, they racked up 52 million streams and counting, and released their fully formed major-label debut, ‘Varða’, on Sony Music Masterworks.
Now, Hugar’s flourishing continues on ‘The Vasulka Effect: Music for the Motion Picture’, which originated as a score that Þórisson and Jónsson created for the docu-film about video-art pioneers Vasulka, but grew into something more; this 20-song album. The duo explain, “after doing the score for the film about Vasulka, we continued to be inspired by their story, warmth, art and groundbreaking technology, so we kept working on the music.”
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