Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer Ólafur Arnalds has detailed his fourth studio album, titled re:member.
The 12-track release finds Arnalds working with Stratus, a piece of computer software he programmed over two years in collaboration with Halldór Eldjárn. We're told that it "transforms the humble piano into a unique new instrument" by using MIDI values triggered by what Arnalds plays on his primary piano to generate different sequences on two player pianos. Arnalds has described it as a way to change up his creative thinking: "You get ideas that you would never get otherwise, just because this inspired those ideas."
02. unfold feat. SOHN
06. they sink
11. ekki hugsa
Mercury KX will release re:member on August 24, with "unfold" ft. Sohn streaming in full below—or here for EU readers due to temporary GDPR restrictions.