Julianna Barwick: "I hadn’t written any of the songs on 'Nepenthe' until I got to Iceland. They were all born out of the process of recording on the spot. I don’t think I could make music any other way. It suits me… I like how spontaneous it feels. I’m not someone who can spend days, weeks, months, even years pouring over something... I like not knowing how it's going to sound until I get into it. I like the mystery."