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Olafur Arnalds

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OlafurArnalds: @sergio_nv it ended in a tie. very exciting game.
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OlafurArnalds: i wonder why that croatian player keeps touching his private parts... maybe someone kicked it..
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OlafurArnalds: got the first cover sketches for the new record from Jónas. looks awesome!
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OlafurArnalds: out of 69 songs there is one good one. but hey, it's really good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwnLlQ6t2uE
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OlafurArnalds: @rio_ben European handball championships of course!
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BUY ÓLAFUR ARNALDS MUSIC AT http://store.erasedtapes.com or simply at iTunes, Amazon or other major music stores.

'Breaking classical music out of the tweed jacket and loafers and putting it into a t-shirt and trainers'

At only 21 years of age, Ólafur Arnalds is Iceland's latest export. Having already sold out The Barbican Hall in London, toured major European festivals and having opened for Sigur Rós on their most recent European tour, the future seems bright for this young, extraordinary talent.

The music of Ólafur Arnalds can only be described as achingly beautiful. He creates a world of delicate symphonic compositions.
His music scales the heights perfected by the romantics. Yet by mixing strings and piano with loops and edgy beats it remains equally engaging to the contemporary ear.

Succeeding in making the cross-over from classical to pop, Ólafur’s motivations are clear:

“The classical scene is kind of closed to people who haven't been studying music all their lives. I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don't usually listen to this kind of music…open people's mind. Especially young people, who seem to be the biggest part of my audience..... (+) expand
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duck13 (level 11) wrote:
hauntingly beautiful.
6 months ago
Calista (level 39) wrote:
Every piece here takes me to a beautiful state of being. I don't know how to express it other than I feel folded within it's magic and become a better person if only for a few minutes while it lasts. Thank you for your brilliant soul and for sharing your magnificent, moving creations with us.
7 months ago
ManuRaanana (level 35) wrote:
Hello! the sixtyone got back to life, it would be so cool if you can updload some new tracks here... Your music is beautiful.
1 year ago
bramble123 (level 8) wrote:
Beautiful compositions
1 year ago
isfrazier (level 2) wrote:
7 years ago
nothingspecific (level 9) wrote:
I think this music is absolutely fantastic and beautiful. I will probably still listen when I'm 80.
Thanks so much for making it.
7 years ago
Browner (level 8) wrote:
Recently stumbled upon Raein and was instantly hooked. A remarkable (and prolific) new talent.
7 years ago
scones (level 26) wrote:
i notice 3055 has been remixed and cut by artist 'musar' - not bad
7 years ago
Jordane Prestrot wrote:
Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
7 years ago
Mythezza (level 11) wrote:
This might seem a little over dramatic, but your music makes me want to live again. <3 Keep makin' us feel, brother.
7 years ago
alvarokapaz (level 8) wrote:
Awesome mix of genres, man! Congrats
7 years ago
freestyle86 (level 27) wrote:
Your music is hauntingly beautiful, i'm glad i found it.
7 years ago
thiscloud (level 6) wrote:
Yes please!
7 years ago
Erik Upshaw wrote:
Hey man your stuff is totally amazing. Very inspirational. Your "Raein" song came up after another song I was listening to and was really drawn in by it. Keep up the great work! ~EU
7 years ago
gina19 (level 10) wrote:
your music moves my heart. thank you so much for putting such beautiful sounds into the world
7 years ago
DevilsHorizon (level 20) wrote:
Beautiful, beautiful, awe-inspiring music! Please don't ever stop! This is music I live for!
7 years ago
natilishuz (level 6) wrote:
Your music is amazing.
7 years ago
Kasia1690 (level 15) wrote:
Thank you for so amazing music... it's really glorious...
7 years ago
yurmama19 (level 9) wrote:
Fan-fucking-tastic. It's perfect.
7 years ago
micilin (level 9) wrote:
this music is stunningly beautiful. thank you.
7 years ago