Monday, 26 April 2010
There's not many words to describe artists like Ólafur Arnalds - the kind of heartfelt semi-ambient music Sigur Ros won the hearts of the world with is about as close as comparisons come. Blending subtleties of ambient electronica with organic piano keys, Arnalds' weightless arrangements captivate all the way from the eery harmonics of classical music to full-blown orchestral harmonies and progressions. Þú ert sólinin, solely instrumental as ever, is no exception. Taking into account one full-length album and three short album releases, the latest of which being 2009's 'Dyan 1909', the new song which surfaced last week as a free download has already become on of my favourite by the Icelandic 23 year-old.
Ólafur Arnalds - Þú ert sólinin (MP3)
"..and they have escaped the weight of darkness" is out June 8, 2010 on Erased Tapes. (Amazon)