Hailing from the suburban Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær, just a few kilometres outside of Reykjavík, Ólafur Arnalds has immersed himself completely in a world of delicate symphonic compositions generating near weightless orchestral pieces. Arnalds explores the crossover from classical to pop by mixing chamber strings and piano with discreet electronics which makes him a perfect fit for cinematic music label Erased Tapes.
48 Releases, 25 Artists
Hægt, kemur ljósið (Video)
The Album ...and they have escaped the weight of darkness (+Video) is featured in Update #028:
Nils Frahm, Luke Abbott, Hildur Gudnadottir
We cast our eye on the field of experimental music this week, ranging from neo-classical and ambient styles to electronica and abstract sound art. Recent highlights include the fragile piano pieces of Nils Frahm, the charming low-fi work of Luke Abbott, and more...
The Album ...and they have escaped the weight of darkness (+Video) is featured in Feature #098:
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The Album ...and they have escaped the weight of darkness (+Video) was reviewed:Ólafur Arnalds combines neo-classical compositions with a distinct pop music approach, and doesn't shy away from adding occasional rock drums to his subtle chamber music pieces. Not a bad thing, even if we prefer his sublime beatless tracks. Now including a lovely cel-shaded video!