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Sunday, April 21 2013

"I Really Wanted to Break People's Expectations": An Interview with Olafur Arnalds

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 ...


Reviews

Monday, October 28 2013

Decibel X: September 2013 - Seattle, WA

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: For Now I Am Winter

Ólafur Arnalds walks his own path, one dreamy song after another.


Monday, August 16 2010

Ólafur Arnalds: ...and they have escaped the weight of darkness

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

Ólafur Arnalds: Eulogy for Evolution

The pathos that runs through both albums is powerful, flexible, something more complex than simple melancholy.


Blogs

Tuesday, October 11 2011

Ólafur Arnalds Opens Up Living Room For Fans

Icelandic music master creates new album in one hot week.


Thursday, February 3 2011

Ólafur Arnalds: 25 January 2011 – New York

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.


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