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Ólafur Arnalds

Streaming Friday November 13th 
Live from Reykjavík by Iceland Airwaves
Ólafur Arnalds
Streaming Friday November 13th 
Live from Reykjavík by Iceland Airwaves
Since he launched his career writing neoclassical compositions for a German metal band, and later supporting fellow Icelandic act Sigur Rós, Arnalds has forged an oeuvre full of impressive and award winning innovations. While Ólafur’s previous album, 2018’s ‘re:member’, was a technological triumph featuring his ground-breaking, patented, self-playing and semi-generative Stratus Pianos, the forthcoming album , the beautiful ‘some kind of peace’ strips back the layers to reveal the human side and the intimate.

‘some kind of peace’ is about what it means to be alive, daring to be vulnerable and the importance of rituals. It is a personal journey told through Ólafur’s most introspective music to date, against the backdrop of a chaotic world. “We forget how important these rituals are in our lives. What I’m concerned about is people’s mental health. I honestly believe that a big portion of our population is experiencing serious trauma right now. And I think we need to realise the effect of small things like not being able to go to a cafe every morning, something that’s a ritual in our life.”

Ólafur urges you to embrace all that life throws at you, and above all to react, and contemplate, to find your kind of peace. His stunning new album would definitely be the place to start. ‘some kind of peace’ is released worldwide on November 6, 2020.
Since he launched his career writing neoclassical compositions for a German metal band, and later supporting fellow Icelandic act Sigur Rós, Arnalds has forged an oeuvre full of impressive and award winning innovations. While Ólafur’s previous album, 2018’s ‘re:member’, was a technological triumph featuring his ground-breaking, patented, self-playing and semi-generative Stratus Pianos, the forthcoming album , the beautiful ‘some kind of peace’ strips back the layers to reveal the human side and the intimate.

‘some kind of peace’ is about what it means to be alive, daring to be vulnerable and the importance of rituals. It is a personal journey told through Ólafur’s most introspective music to date, against the backdrop of a chaotic world. “We forget how important these rituals are in our lives. What I’m concerned about is people’s mental health. I honestly believe that a big portion of our population is experiencing serious trauma right now. And I think we need to realise the effect of small things like not being able to go to a cafe every morning, something that’s a ritual in our life.”

Ólafur urges you to embrace all that life throws at you, and above all to react, and contemplate, to find your kind of peace. His stunning new album would definitely be the place to start. ‘some kind of peace’ is released worldwide on November 6, 2020.
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