Ólafur Arnalds

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…
David Menconi / April 1, 2013

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…
Chris Martins / February 28, 2013

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…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 8, 2010