Easter: The Softest Hard


Easter is the Berlin-based duo of writer Stine Omar and producer Max Boss, who place the deadpan delivery of riddling rhymes atop synthetic post-Eurodance beats, distilled into bleak minimalism. For some highly erotic, for others purely asexual, Easter’s music channels the gentle embrace of crisis, like the moisturizing effects of puffy clouds against your skin as Earth’s gravitational pull beckons.

Easter's first album, Ur a Great Babe (2011), was created while Stine still resided in her native Norway, taking frequent trips to Berlin to collaborate with Max. In contrast, the duo birthed its followup, The Softest Hard (2012) in close quarters, completing the record in an intense one-month process, evolving their previous no-wave leanings into something more sterile and contemporary.