From his work in electronic pop quartet Bloodgroup, to his output as one-half of Faroese- Icelandic duo Kiasmos, alongside Ólafur Arnalds, Janus Rasmussen knows a thing or two about crafting nuance and restraint.
Janus Rasmussen began writing the majority of Vín in early 2018, though some of it (including lead single Green Wine) goes further back. It wasn’t until he played some of the tracks during his globe- spanning DJ sets that Rasmussen knew it was time to record. “I had been playing a lot of these songs, and they were working really well,” he says. “I didn’t really tell anyone what the songs were, but they were obviously really fitting into the sets, as they’re not too far off from the Kiasmos sound, despite being different. I had never done that before: playing unfinished tracks and just seeing the reaction. It was super fun, actually. You learn a lot about your own music when you do that.”