olafur arnalds

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.

Video: Ljósið - Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds - Ljósið (Official Music Video) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.


BlackPlastic first discovered the rather beautiful music of Ólafur Arnalds earlier this year and, being a sucker for contemplative Icelandic music, it had us hooked.

If it wasn't for Kitsune Noir however there is a good chance we'd have missed out on this staggeringly beautiful music video for 'Ljósið', taken from Arnalds' latest album Found Songs. The video was created by Esteban Diácono off of his own back but Arnalds liked it so much it is now the official video. The track is great but seriously, this video takes it to a whole new level - the motion is so smooth and captivating.


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