Ólafur Arnalds (listen)

  1. Ólafur Arnalds - Ljósið (Official Music Video) 
  2. Ólafur Arnalds - Lost Song 
  3. Ólafur Arnalds - 1440 
  4. Ólafur Arnalds - Brotsjór 
  5. Ólafur Arnalds - Gleypa Okkur 
  6. Ólafur Arnalds - 
  7. Ólafur Arnalds - Lokaðu Augunum 
  8. Ólafur Arnalds - Poland (Another Happy Day 
  9. Ólafur Arnalds - Loftið Verður Skyndilega Kalt 
  10. Ólafur Arnalds - Undan Hulu 
  11. Ólafur Arnalds - Og Lengra 
  12. Ólafur Arnalds - The Wait 
  13. Ólafur Arnalds - Endalaus II For Nihon Bene
  14. Ólafur Arnalds - Þú Ert Jörðin
  15. Ólafur Arnalds - Við Vorum Smá 
  16. Olafur Arnalds - 3055 
  17. Ólafur Arnalds - Alice Enters 
  18. Olafur Arnalds - Haust 
  19. Olafur Arnalds - 3326
  20. Olafur Arnalds - 0952
  21. Ólafur Arnalds - Hægt, Kemur Ljósið Live 
  22. Olafur Arnalds - 3704
  23. Ólafur Arnalds - 
  24. Ólafur Arnalds - Þau Hafa Sloppið Undan Þunga 
  25. Ólafur Arnalds - 3055
  26. Ólafur Arnalds - Fyrsta 
  27. Ólafur Arnalds - Old Skin featuring Arnór Dan
  28. Ólafur Arnalds - Lag fyrir Ömmu 
  29. Ólafur Arnalds - A Hundred Reasons Featuring 
  30. Ólafur Arnalds - This Place is a Shelter 
  31. Ólafur Arnalds - Lag Fyrir Ömmu (Living Room)
  32. Ólafur Arnalds - Eulogy for Evolution 
  33. Ólafur Arnalds -
  34. Ólafur Arnalds - This Place is a Shelter
  35. Ólafur Arnalds - Near Light (Official Music Video)
  36. Ólafur Arnalds - Covers Death Cab For Cutie
  37. Ólafur Arnalds - Near Light (Living Room Songs)
  38. Olafur Arnalds - Live in the Lobby
  39. Ólafur Arnalds - Þú ert jörðin
  40. Ólafur Arnalds - Full Performance 
  41. Ólafur Arnalds - This Plac

About Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds (born 3 November 1986) is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. Ólafur Arnalds mixes strings and piano with loops and edgy beats crossing-over from ambient/electronic to pop. Ólafur was a drummer of hardcore/metal bands Fighting Shit and Celestine, as well as others.

In 2004, Ólafur composed and recorded the intro and two outros for tracks on the album Antigone by German metal band Heaven Shall Burn. On his Facebook page he described how he got to know them: "I was playing drums in a hardcore band and we were supporting the german metal band Heaven Shall Burn on their Icelandic tour. Being a huge fan, I gave them a demo with some very overly dramatic prog-rock songs I had been making at home - it was not so classic like this but had some badly computerized strings and piano in it. A few months later they contacted me asked if I would write some intros and outros for their new album, but only with the piano/strings elements - So I wrote my first classical pieces (incl the one i posted above). Their album was a big success in Europe and a few months later I got a phone call from a label asking 'would you be interested in making a full album with compositions like this?' I hadn't really considered continuing writing music like this, but said yes."

On 12 October 2007, Ólafur's first solo album Eulogy for Evolution was released. It was followed by the EP Variations of Static in 2008. In the same year, Ólafur toured with Sigur Rós. He is also reported to have sold out The Barbican Hall in London.
In April 2009, Ólafur composed and released a track daily for seven days, instantly making each track available within 24 hours from foundsongs.erasedtapes.com. The collection of tracks was entitled Found Songs. The first track was released on 13 April.
In October 2009, the ballet Dyad 1909 premiered with a score composed by Ólafur. Choreographed by Wayne McGregor and performed by Wayne McGregor Random Dance, the ballet was inspired by Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition to the South Pole in 1909.

In April 2010, Ólafur released a new album entitled ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness. During 2010 Ólafur also went on a well-received Asia Tour organised by China-based promoter Split Works.
On October 3, 2011, Ólafur started another seven-day composition project similar to Found Songs, this one entitled Living Room Songs. The tracks were made available at livingroomsongs.olafurarnalds.com/ each day throughout the week. The project was released as an album on December 23, 2011.

In November 2012 Ólafur Arnalds announced a new partnership with the Universal Music label Mercury Classics. The first album to be released on the label is titled "For now I am Winter" and announced for international release in February 2013.
Ólafur Arnalds has been involved with various other projects and has his music appear in many films, television shows and advertisements. The track Brotsjór was featured on So You Think You Can Dance Season 8. He also spoke at length on the subject of fan-submitted art in the 2011 documentary film Press Pause Play. His song Til Enda was used in a trailer for a 2012 film Looper, starring Bruce Willis. More recently, he has composed the score for the 2013 ITV series Broadchurch.
Ólafur's cousin Ólöf Arnalds is also a well known singer/songwriter.

Albums
2007 Eulogy for Evolution  
2010 ...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness  
2013 For Now I Am Winter  

EPs
2008 Variations of Static
2009 Found Songs
2009 Dyad 1909
2011 Living Room Songs
2012 Stare (with Nils Frahm)

Singles
2007 "Eulogy for Evolution"  
2010 "A Hundred Reasons"
(Ólafur Arnalds & Haukur Heiðar Hauksson)  
2013 "Old Skin" 29  For Now I Am Winter

Soundtracks
2010: Blinky TM (Short)
2010: Jitters
2011: Another Happy Day
2013: Broadchurch

Source: wikipedia.org

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