Stream: Looped - Kiasmos

Iceland's Ólafur Arnalds turns his hand to techno here having previously focused on new classical sounds. Kiasmos is a collaboration with Bloodgroup's Janus Rasmussen and this track is taken from the forthcoming album.

Says Arnalds: "This song, like most of our songs, was made late on a Friday night while enjoying a glass or two of a nice Scotch. It’s one of our personal favourites of the upcoming album and is usually the point in our live set where things change from ‘slight head-bobbing chill’ to ‘all right, let’s party!'. We want to release this song ahead of the album to get ourselves as well as you all excited for a much more Kiasmos-active 2014!"

There's a real Jon Hopkins vibe to this, in the way it blends piano and techno… So it is perhaps unsurprising that you can them both at Sonar Reykjavík later this month.