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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ólafur Arnalds - Found Songs (2009) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre : Classical, Ambient, Post-rock, Experimental, Iceland
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Tracklist :

1. Day I - Romance
2. Day II - Raein
3. Day III - Allt varð hljótt
4. Day IV - Erla's Waltz
5. Day V - Ljósið
6. Day VI - Faun
7. Day VII - Lost Song

Ólafur Arnalds to record and release one song per day.

With the critically acclaimed debut album 'Eulogy for Evolution' and follow-up EP 'Variations of Static' – both released on the cinematic music label Erased Tapes – under his belt, Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds embarks on a brand new collection of tracks entitled ‘Found Songs’. Each track from this series will be created and released within 24 hours and made exclusively available online as a free download HERE on .

For the first time Ólafur will compose and release a track daily – an idea which he developed as a way to collate several lost and found musical sketches and ideas in a 'very challenging, but fun' series. From Monday April 13th, Arnalds will create a song a day, for 7 days – instantly making each track available and keeping his fans up to date on the artist’s Twitter.

‘Found Songs’ will provide listeners with an intimate insight into the artists creative world.
'The songs will be different from what's on my albums, they will be short, mostly just made up from piano. Something to keep me going. Feel free to send me hatemail if I miss out a day!'

You can post art that is influenced by the songs (drawings, photos, paintings or whatever you like) on Óli's Flickr.
Please name your visual contribution after the title of the song you connect it to. Ólafur will post his favorite pictures on his Twitter and Facebook profile and there are ideas aloft about collecting the best photo for each song in a album booklet for a limited edition vinyl release of Found Songs!

About Ólafur Arnalds : At only 21 years of age, Ólafur Arnalds is Iceland's latest export. Having already sold out The Barbican Hall in London, toured major European festivals and having opened for Sigur Rós on their most recent European tour, the future seems bright for this young, extraordinary talent.

The music of Ólafur Arnalds can only be described as achingly beautiful. He creates a world of delicate symphonic compositions.
His music scales the heights perfected by the romantics. Yet by mixing strings and piano with loops and edgy beats it remains equally engaging to the contemporary ear.

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