Icelandic neo-classical prodigy Ólafur Arnalds
teams up with Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen
for a new project – KIASMOS
After Arnalds had worked several times as a sound engineer for Rasmussen’s main project Bloodgroup
, the two musicians discovered their common love for minimal, experimental techno music. At first they only met on weekends for a few drinks, and used the time to create experimental sounds with beats and various samples. The project developed and it became more serious – the result is KIASMOS
Rasmussen, who has more experience with electronic music, usually crafts the beginning of the songs. As both have touring commitments, Rasmussen sends the first beats via email. With Arnalds’ good ear for pure and timeless melodies, he is then responsible for the overall song structure and the fine-tuning. ‘I am really enthusiastic about this project. Finally, I can make music that the people can dance to’
, explains Arnalds in an interview with the German electronic music magazine Beat.
In order to shorten the waiting period on Arnalds’ forthcoming new album, Erased Tapes Records
released their first tracks <...