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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ólafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs (2011) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre : Modern Classical, Ambient, Experimental, from Iceland

Tracklist :

01. Fyrsta
02. Near Light
03. Film Credits
04. Tomorrow's Song
05. Ágúst
06. Lag Fyrir Ömmu
07. This Place Is A Shelter

Following in the spirit of Ólafur Arnalds' critically acclaimed 'Found Songs' (2009) where he wrote, recorded and released a free song every day for a week - now comes 'Living Room Songs'. This time Ólafur takes the idea further and invites the audience into the comfort of his living room, where the songs will be recorded live and the whole process filmed. These songs are instantly released in form of free MP3 downloads and videos to stream - straight from Ólafur's Reykjavík apartment.

Born in 1987, Ólafur hails from the suburban Icelandic town, Mosfellsbær, just a few kilometres outside of Reykjavík. He has immersed himself completely in a world of delicate symphonic compositions generating near weightless orchestral pieces. Arnalds explores the crossover from classical to pop by mixing chamber strings and piano with discreet electronics which makes him a perfect fit for cinematic pop label Erased Tapes. His motivations are clear: “The classical scene is kind of closed to people who haven’t been studying music all their lives. I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don’t usually listen to this kind of music…open people’s minds.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's an amazing album.