Pascal Pinon's Twosomeness: A Magical Blend of Innocence and Professionalism
Pascal Pinon is a musical duo from Iceland, composed of twin sisters JÃ³frÃÃ°ur and Ãsthildur ÃkadÃ³ttir. They started making music together when they were 14 years old, and released their self-titled debut album in 2010. In 2013, they came back with their second album, Twosomeness, which showcases their growth as musicians and songwriters.
Twosomeness is a collection of 12 songs that range from tender lullabies to surging ballads, from atmospheric torch songs to bubbling pop tunes. The album has a richer sound than their debut, thanks to the production of Alex Sommers, who has worked with fellow Icelanders Sigur RÃ³s. The sisters play various instruments, such as keyboards, guitars, harmoniums, and xylophones, and create homemade loops and sounds. Their voices are fragile but emotionally powerful, often harmonizing in beautiful ways.
The album's title reflects the special bond that the sisters share, as well as the duality of their music. They sing in both Icelandic and English, sometimes switching languages within a song. They explore themes such as love, loneliness, dreams, and memories, with a sense of wonder and curiosity. They also display a playful and quirky side, as in the song "Evgeny Kissin", which is about a crush on a famous pianist.
Twosomeness is an enchanting album that invites the listener to enter a realm where everything seems to have fallen into place, or will do so soon enough. It is a musical homecoming, a warm and slightly sad mystery. Pascal Pinon have managed to find the right balance between innocence and professionalism, making an album that sounds just right.
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The album received positive reviews from critics, who praised the sisters' musical talent and creativity. AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars, calling it "a magical blend of innocence and professionalism". The Line of Best Fit gave the album eight out of ten, saying that "Twosomeness is a beautiful record that showcases Pascal Pinon's ability to craft delicate and enchanting songs that are both intimate and universal". PopMatters gave the album seven out of ten, describing it as "a charming and impressive sophomore effort that highlights the twins' musical chemistry and adventurous spirit".
The album also attracted attention from other musicians, who expressed their admiration for Pascal Pinon. BjÃ¶rk, who is also from Iceland, included the song "Bloom" in her DJ set for Tri Angle Records' fifth anniversary party in 2015. She later tweeted that she was "very proud" of the sisters and their music. JÃ³nsi, the lead singer of Sigur RÃ³s, also praised Pascal Pinon, saying that they were "one of the most interesting bands in Iceland right now". He invited them to open for Sigur RÃ³s on their European tour in 2016.
Twosomeness is a testament to Pascal Pinon's musical vision and evolution. The sisters have grown up, but not lost their sense of wonder and innocence. They have created a unique and captivating sound that blends folk, pop, and experimental elements. They have also shown that they are not afraid to explore new territories and challenge themselves. Twosomeness is an album that deserves to be heard and appreciated by anyone who loves music. ec8f644aee