Genre : Modern Classical, Ambient, Experimental, Iceland
01. Þú ert sólin
02. Þú ert jörðin
04. Loftið verður skyndilega kalt
06. Gleypa okkur
07. Hægt, kemur ljósið
08. Undan hulu
09. Þau hafa sloppið undanþunga myrkursins
Ólafur Arnalds’ sophomore album …and they have escaped the weight of darkness to see North American release June 8
Icelandic neo-classical artist Ólafur Arnalds has announced the release of his second full-length album, …and they have escaped the weight of darkness, in North America on June 8th via Erased Tapes (Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm).
…and they have escaped the weight of darkness will herald another intense year for Arnalds: the album will set off a world tour, starting in China in March 2010. It will also bring him to the UK for his first performance with a full-blown symphonic orchestra conducted by André de Ridder (Nico Muhly/Damon Albarn) on July 1 at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. The 23-year-old composer is bringing his beguiling electronic chamber pop and classical compositions to destinations the world over, with sights set on the US and Canada later this year.