Ólafur Arnalds Puts Out Album Under New Project Kiasmos
Tracks blend seamlessly into the next and create an achingly beautiful Scandinavian soundscape.
Kiasmos is a collaboration between Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen, who are both from Iceland. A good friend introduced Ólafur Arnalds to me. He shared a link of his KEXP live performance, saying it is beautiful music, perfect for falling asleep to. Well Kiasmos is definitely a departure from that beautiful chamber music style. Their self-titled album Kiasmos is one coherent stream of minimal and melodious electronica. Tracks blend seamlessly into the next and create an achingly beautiful Scandinavian soundscape. Perfect to listen to in the wee hours, while coming down from a big night out.
Below, Kiasmos live on KEXP. Kiasmos’ self-title debut album is available for streaming on Spotify.