Posts Tagged: Ólafur Arnalds

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

Ólafur Arnalds ~ Island Songs

In Iceland, summer is a magical season.  The sun never sets, and the shadows are sublime.  The temperature is never too hot or too cold.  For morning and night people alike, it’s a perfect time to explore the land of

Ólafur Arnalds ~ Island Songs

In Iceland, summer is a magical season.  The sun never sets, and the shadows are sublime.  The temperature is never too hot or too cold.  For morning and night people alike, it’s a perfect time to explore the land of

Ólafur Arnalds ~ Late Night Tales

Hot on the heels of Nils Frahm’s Late Night Tales mix from last fall, Ólafur Arnalds steps to the plate with a mix of his own.  Like Frahm, Arnalds is not known as a DJ, but his set is more like a

Ólafur Arnalds ~ Late Night Tales

Hot on the heels of Nils Frahm’s Late Night Tales mix from last fall, Ólafur Arnalds steps to the plate with a mix of his own.  Like Frahm, Arnalds is not known as a DJ, but his set is more like a

Best New Videos: Strobes, Spies & Ink

Our first video feature of 2013 is a way to catch up with some of best videos released late last year, as well as some of the highlights of the new.  This batch includes some of the wildest videos we’ve

Best New Videos: Strobes, Spies & Ink

Our first video feature of 2013 is a way to catch up with some of best videos released late last year, as well as some of the highlights of the new.  This batch includes some of the wildest videos we’ve

Ólafur Arnalds ~ Another Happy Day OST

Ólafur Arnalds‘ score to Another Happy Day features the welcome return of an element missing since the ending of Eulogy for Evolution: grit.  It’s there at the end of the opener, resurfaces two tracks later, and permeates the closer, “Everything Must Change”. Sure, one

Ólafur Arnalds ~ Another Happy Day OST

Ólafur Arnalds‘ score to Another Happy Day features the welcome return of an element missing since the ending of Eulogy for Evolution: grit.  It’s there at the end of the opener, resurfaces two tracks later, and permeates the closer, “Everything Must Change”. Sure, one