mandag 31. januar 2011

Ólafur Arnalds - .....and they have escaped the weight of darkness


Genres: Ambient, Post-rock, Classical, Neo-classical
Olafur Arnalds Myspace 


1. Þú Ert Sólin - (3:25)
2. Þú Ert Jörðin - (4:34)
3. Tunglið - (4:27)
4. Loftið Verður Skyndilega Kalt - (5:48)
5. Kjurrt - (4:44)
6. Gleypa Okkur - (5:48)
7. Hægt, Kemur Ljósið - (5:33)
8. Undan Hulu - (5:08)
9. Þau Hafa Sloppið Undan þunga Myrkursins - (4:01)

I sometimes start thinking, what makes it possible for Iceland to produce so many quality artists and bands while having such a low population? I certainly do not have an answer for that, maybe it is so cold during the winter months that all they can do is to make beautiful music. Sigur Ros, Mum, Bjork should be some familiar names, and adding to that collection you also have Ólafur Arnalds. For many Ólafur Arnalds probably isn't a very familiar name for most people. Up to now, he's released 2 albums and 3 EPs, the one I'm recommending now is the latest one relased in 2010.

His musical style could best be described as a mixture of ambient, post-rock, classical and neo-classical. The best advice I could give is to just give it a listen. He's certainly one to look out for as he's only 24 years old, and I will also feature another one of his albums on this blog at a later point.

As I'm at loss for words, so I will end this post with an official video of my favorite song of the album, enjoy.

14 kommentarer:

  1. I listen to Sigur Ros, but never got to Arnalds. Now I just might.

    Great blog! :D

  2. Ambient? I could give it a listen!
    Following and supporting!

  3. Really enjoying this. I was looking for some good chill music. Listening to death metal for six hours straight can get tiresome.

    Now following. :)

  4. This music is pure genius!

    Looking forward to more recommendations


  5. Nice piece, this is my kind of blog, bro, you even have vidya music. Following.

  6. @LendoI try to do my best by including pretty much anything I enjoy. I'm actually gonna be posting some movie soundtracks and I also have one anime soundtrack I'm gonna be taking as well, so there will be quite some variety.

    There's actually too much I want to post so for now ill be updating it very often so expect much this month.

  7. This is some pretty chill music, but I'm more a fan of the video than I am the tunes.

  8. I do love Sigur Ros and Bjork, and that song was pretty great.

    I'll have get an album of his some time.

    Also, following for music posts!

  9. Very peaceful song, I love the music video. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Agreed. Iceland produces some awesome artists.


  11. Not entirely my kind of music, but I most certainly LOVE the music video! <3

  12. That looks kind of like a Zen enso painting.