What does it sound like?:
I can’t say for certain what this sounds like as a whole, because the album has yet to be completed. Ólafur Arnalds is recording one new track per week over seven weeks, from seven different locations in his native Iceland, with each track a collaboration with a local artist. Three weeks in and I’m hooked. The sound is gentle and quiet, with lots of piano and strings, as you’d expect from Ólafur Arnalds, but the addition of the local artists (a poet, an organist, a choir) adds something special to each track.
What does it all *mean*?
With each new track released on Monday, it means my Monday morning drive to work has recently been a tiny bit more chilled than usual. It will be interesting to see how it sounds when it’s a fully-formed album. It’s on Spotify, but also at www.islandsongs.is, where there is an accompanying video and backgraound information on each track.
Goes well with…
Driving to work on Monday morning.
Might suit people who like…
If you like any of the ‘Post-Classical’ artists, (Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Johann Johannson, etc.) I suspect this will be right up your fjord. It » Continue Reading.