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.

For those of you who want to catch Kiasmos, they will be coming to Singapore for Neon Lights happening on 28–29 November this year. You may purchase your tickets here.

Below, Kiasmos live on KEXP. Kiasmos’ self-title debut album is available for streaming on Spotify.

This article first appeared as a guest post by Jau Goh on Controlled Commodity.

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