Posts tagged as "iceland"

Best Ólafur Arnalds – 5 Essential Albums

January 11, 2021

We review five albums Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds: ‘some kind of peace’, ‘re:member’, ‘Island Songs’, ‘The Chopin Project’, and ‘For Now I Am Winter’

Ólafur Arnalds Interview – Recording His New Album ‘some kind of peace’

November 6, 2020

Icelandic composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds has been at the vanguard of contemporary instrumental music for over a decade. A punk drummer turned ambient pianist (thanks in part to a supportive grandmother), Ólafur’s music has been streamed over one BILLION times (yes, with a B). Ólafur’s intimate compositions and organic production style have thrived in […]

'Loom' – Ólafur Arnalds unveils new single featuring Bonobo

October 16, 2020

Ólafur Arnalds has released his brand new single ‘Loom’, featuring Los Angeles-based electronic music producer Bonobo. The collaboration is taken from the Ólafur’s forthcoming album some kind of peace, to be released on 6 November via Mercury KX. The new single is accompanied by a music video directed by Neels Castillon. Pre-order Ólafur Arnalds’s new album […]

some kind of peace – A New Album From Ólafur Arnalds

August 31, 2020

Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer Ólafur Arnalds has announced his new album, some kind of peace, out November 6th on UK label Mercury KX. The lead lead single ‘We Contain Multitudes (from home)’ and accompanying music video are out now. Pre-order some kind of peace (vinyl, download, streaming) SOME KIND OF PEACE some kind of peace […]

'Back To The Sky' – A New Single from Ólafur Arnalds feat. JFDR

August 15, 2020

Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds has released a single and music video, ‘Back To The Sky’ featuring the fellow Icelander JFDR. ‘Back To The Sky’ follows Arnalds’ 2018 album re:member, a technological triumph featuring his ground-breaking, patented, self-playing and semi-generative Stratus Pianos, which he supported on a 140+ date world tour in 2018-19, selling […]

'Personal Effects' – A Film Soundtrack by Jóhann Jóhannsson

June 10, 2020

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s music was in high demand in Hollywood. The late Icelandic composer’s unique musical voice – with its distinctive blend of minimalism and ambient electronica – was ideally suited to the medium of film. Deutsche Grammophon has once again paid a posthumous tribute to Jóhannsson’s work with the first-ever release of his music for […]

Stratus – Ólafur Arnalds Reimagines the Piano

March 24, 2020

BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds has teamed up with music technology company Spitfire Audio to make his unique STRATUS concept available for music producers everywhere as a virtual instrument. STRATUS was inspired by a self-performing piano activation Ólafur encountered while touring Asia. Ólafur was at the time recovering from a hand injury sustained […]

‘Last and First Men’ – Jóhann Jóhannsson's final project

February 19, 2020

Last and First Men is the poetic swansong of composer Jóhann Jóhannsson – a haunting multimedia project that draws from classic cult sci-fi novel and images of mysterious monumental sculpture to form an elegiac meditation on memory and loss. The Icelandic composer was working on the score of his magnum opus at the time of […]

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