Hugar are Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson, two 20-year-old guys from Seltjarnarnes, just outside Reykjavík, Iceland. Their paths didn’t really cross until Bergur and a funk band he had formed started looking for a guitar player and found Pétur. It wasn’t until early 2012 that they started working on what would become Hugar. Add access to a friend’s private recording studio, a drumming cameo from Ólafur Arnalds, a freshly-released album and Hugar were born.
Bergur tells us a little more about Hugar.
How would you describe your music?
It’s actually pretty difficult as it probably doesn’t fit into a pre-existing genre. Ólafur Arnalds described it as post-rock/neo-classical but really, it differs from song to song. Ambient, instrumental, alternative, experimental, post-rock and neo-classical would probably all work for explaining what it is but after all I think people just need to listen and judge for themselves.
I really love your album…
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