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Kiasmos Release Debut Album – Press Release

November 9, 2014



It’s not film music, but Synchrotones is very excited about the debut album by Kiasmos – a new band made up off Olafur Arnalds (“Broadchurch“, “Gimme Shelter”) and Janus Rasmussen of the electronic band Bloodgroup. Their album, simply entitled “Kiasmos”, combines Arnalds’ ambient synths and dreamy piano chords with stylish beats and minimalistic electronica. It’s a chill out album with a bass; perfect after-party music. The album is released on the Erased Tapes Records label.

From the Erased Tapes Records website: “By focusing solely on their self-titled debut album, Ólafur and Janus have been able to combine and further develop their unique sound aesthetics to complete an album driven by their mutual love for electronic music. Made in Ólafur’s newly build studio in Reykjavík, Iceland, a majority of the album was recorded using acoustic instruments next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays. It features a live drummer, string quartet and Ólafur performing on the grand piano, producing an ambient, textured sound, which makes it a perfect home listen and equally danceable record. If you listen closely, you can spot them record the thumb piano, finger snapping and even the sound of the metal grinder of a lighter slowly to replace the usual electronic hi-hat sounds, giving the album a far more intimate and unique atmosphere.” You can listen to Kiasmos’ track on SoundCloud. The album is out now.


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