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Olafur Arnalds, ‘For Now I Am Winter’ (Mercury Classics)

The major label debut from Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds begins and ends on a familiar note, with bookend tracks flaunting his signature blend of stately electronic ambience and classical flourishes;… More »


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See Olafur Arnalds’ Aging Shoreman Rave in ‘Old Skin’ Video

Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds has a gentle touch to often massively emotive results. While last year’s Another Happy Day score was merely a pleasant drifter, his melancholic 2010 opus …And They Have EscapedMore »


Ólafur Arnalds, ‘…And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness’ (Erased Tapes)

This 23-year-old composer paints a unique fog of fragile melancholy using the tiniest of brushes — weightless drones, pianos pressed with a feathery touch, bows barely scraping strings, and electronic… More »


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