Ã“lafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen finally release their unique Nordic electronic sounds in album size.
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After dropping several tracks and performing at select festivals throughout the years, Ã“lafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen dedicated the year 2014 to explore the area in-between Ã“lafurâ€™s more acoustic, piano-based solo work and Janusâ€™s synth-heavy electro pop, with their collaborative electronic project Kiasmos.
By focusing solely on their self-titled debut album, Ã“lafur and Janus have been able to combine and further develop their unique sound aesthetics to complete an album driven by their mutual love for electronic music. Made in Ã“lafurâ€™s newly build studio in ReykjavÃk, Iceland, a majority of the album was recorded using acoustic instruments next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays. It features a live drummer, string quartet and Ã“lafur performing on the grand piano, producing an ambient, textured sound, which makes it a perfect home listen and equally danceable record. If you listen closely, you can spot them record the thumb piano, finger snapping and even the sound of the metal grinder of a lighter slowly to replace the usual electronic hi-hat sounds, giving the album a far more intimate and unique atmosphere.
â€œWe decided to start almost completely over with this record, so most of the material is written this year with the idea of making a record that can stand as one piece rather than a collection of songs. I am very excited to get a proper record out exploring a different territory than I am used to. I touch a lot on electronic genres in my own music but never have the opportunity to go full out electronic like we do here.â€ â€“ Ã“lafur Arnalds
â€œThe Kiasmos project has been around since 2007, but because of all our other projects we never really got the time to sit down and write all the tracks we always wanted to. So when we early this year finally found the time to sit down and make a full length album there was so much we wanted to try out. The result surprised us a bit, it's deeper and more emotional than we imagined it to be, but that's the beauty of being able to make an album.â€ â€“ Janus Rasmussen
Kiasmos â€“ s/t will be released on Double-Vinyl, CD and Download via Erased Tapes on October 27th, 2014.
1. Lit 2. Held 3. Looped 4. Swayed 5. Thrown 6. Dragged 7. Bent 8. Burnt
17.08. HAMBURG (DE) - Dockville Festival
26.09. BRUSSELS (BE) â€“ Bozar Electronic Arts Festival
27.09. DEN HAAG (NL) â€“ Todays Art Festival
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