Sunday, April 21 2013
He started out as a teenage drummer in punk bands, and is now using his lush sense of symphonic melodies to score films, TV shows, and create haunting music of his own. With his new album drawing raves, the one and only Ólafur Arnalds speaks to PopMatters ...
Monday, October 28 2013
On September 25 through 29, the seaport city of Seattle, Washington lit up for the tenth time with one of the largest live event programs in North America.
Tuesday, April 2 2013
Ólafur Arnalds walks his own path, one dreamy song after another.
Monday, August 16 2010
There are moments of splendid, jaw-dropping beauty on ...and they have escaped the weight of darkness. At its worst, it's just plain boring.
Thursday, October 9 2008
The pathos that runs through both albums is powerful, flexible, something more complex than simple melancholy.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
Icelandic music master creates new album in one hot week.
Thursday, February 3 2011
Ólafur Arnalds is an Icelandic composer who creates fragile and stark instrumental music. In the beginning of 2011, he made a short sojourn around the States, which he rarely frequents, with stops on both coasts.