mandag 31. januar 2011
Ólafur Arnalds - .....and they have escaped the weight of darkness
Genres: Ambient, Post-rock, Classical, Neo-classical
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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.