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Ólafur Arnalds

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Article: Year in Review

Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2020

Read "Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


2020 was a difficult year with many obstacles to overcome and with many high and low amplitudes. As a result, it was a year when naturally ambient, classical, and neo-classical music took over and provided greater joy than any other genre. Even the jazz records I preferred had plenty of quiet moments. The upbeat stuff was ...

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Article: Album Review

Olafur Arnalds: some kind of peace

Read "some kind of peace" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Amid a global pandemic that has put the world to a halt, Islandic composer Olafur Arnalds arrives with some kind of peace, his most ravishing work to date. Arnalds has always been a thoughtful artist who has worked with fertile concepts that have broadened his reach. That was most evident on his previous record re:member, where ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Olafur Arnalds: Music and Art are Most Important in Times like These

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Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds has been described as a contemporary composer and synthesist, but that doesn't adequately reflect the alchemy of modern and traditional that he is able to blend on his new record, some kind of peace (Mercury KX, 2020). The album is steeped in reflective and introspective emotions, and themes that provide an underlying ...

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Re:member and String Quartets

Label: Mercury KX
Released: 2019
Track listing: Re: member and String Quartets: Re: member; Unfold; Saman; Brot; Inconsist; They Sink; Ypsilon; Partial; Momentary; Undir; Ekki Hugsa; Nyepi. String Quartets: Saman, Momentary, Nyepi

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Article: Live Review

Ólafur Arnalds at Sava Centar, Serbia

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Ólafur Arnalds Sava Centar Belgrade, Serbia November 20, 2019 Two stops before the end of his 18-month world tour, Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and his band brought amazing sounds and otherworldly visuals to Belgrade. The long and successful world tour was in support of his fantastic ambient album re:member (2018) ...

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Article: Album Review

Ólafur Arnalds: Re:member and String Quartets

Read "Re:member and String Quartets" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


With each release, Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds goes from strength to strength. Over the years, he has drawn from varied experiences in different genres of music, and as a result he has steered away from straightforward orchestrations and obvious classical experimentation and has favored a hybrid sound that intertwines electronics with acoustic instruments. As such he ...

Article: Live Review

Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018

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Reykjavik Jazz Festival Reykjavik, Iceland September 5-9, 2018 Iceland has produced, and continues to produce, many outstanding artists--some of them world-famous, such as Björk, Múm, Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds, Gus Gus, Emiliana Torrini, Of Monsters and Men--which is quite remarkable if one thinks that the country has less than 350,000 inhabitants. 130,000 ...

Article: Live Review

Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Luca Vitali


Reykjavik Jazz Festival Reykjavik, Islanda 5-9.9.2018 L'Islanda ha prodotto, e produce, una grande quantità di artisti, alcuni dei quali molto conosciuti a livello internazionale come Björk, Múm, Sigur Ros, Ólafur Arnalds, Gus Gus, Emiliana Torrini, Of Monsters and Men... il che, a pensarci bene, ha dell'incredibile, se pensiamo che il ...


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