XLR8R's Best of 2017: Tracks
We present just some of our favorite tunes of the last 12 months.

With our Best Releases of the year now out of the way, we move onto our best tracks. Discussion and debate on this list started several weeks ago when an internal message posted the question: what are…

Ask the Experts: Kiasmos
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen answer your questions this month.

Our latest Ask The Experts feature comes from Kiasmos, a collaborative project recognised for its sensual, gentle, and deeply emotional soundscapes. Kiasmos is made up of BAFTA-winning Icelandic compo…

Kiasmos Next Up in Ask the Experts; Send Them Your Questions Now
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen step forward to answer your questions.

With our latest Ask The Experts feature in the works—this time with Steffi—we wanted to invite questions for our next one: Kiasmos. Kiasmos is made up of BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnald…

Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen Return as Kiasmos
'Blurred' EP is scheduled for October 6 release.

There’s a new Kiasmos EP on the way. Kiasmos is the electronic music duo of composer Ólafur Arnalds and producer Janus Rasmussen. With a number of releases coming on Erased Tapes, including thei…

20 Questions: Bicep
Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson talk cookery books, production, and their debut album.

Bicep—the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson—recently announced their self-titled debut LP. The record, according to Ninja Tune, the label, “encapsulates the pair’s…

Ben Lukas Boysen Spells
Nils Frahm's protégé delivers a poignant eight-tracker.

Who could’ve predicted neo-classical’s sudden surge in popularity? Call it what you will—modern composition, ambient, sound art, or call it all three—it seems a greater portion of listeners than ever …

Ólafur Arnalds Next Up on Late Night Tales
'Late Night Tales - Ólafur Arnalds' is scheduled for June 24 release.

Icelandic composer and Erased Tapes staple Ólafur Arnalds is set to curate the latest instalment of the Late Night Tales series. Standing at the intersection of classical, techno and ambient worlds, A…

Kiasmos Scheduled to Release New EP; Stream Here
'Swept' EP is due out on November 20 via Erased Tapes.

Revered musician duo Kiasmos, composed of Icelandic BAFTA-winning composer, Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen, have a new EP landing via London-based label, Erased Tapes Records, later this month. Th…

In The Studio: Rival Consoles
The composer walks us through the analog-heavy production processes behind his latest album.

The London-based producer-cum-composer Ryan Lee West first came to XLR8R’s attention with 2007’s Vemeer EP. That release—his debut under his Aparatec alias—marked the start of the now-renowned Erased …

Q&A: Nils Frahm
The acclaimed composer and performer preps the latest installement of the 'Late Night Tales' mix-CD series.

As the phone clicks and a soft-spoken Nils Frahm gives a greeting, it’s hard to imagine how he even has time for an interview, let alone a new project. The solo musician and composer has been establis…

Stream a Track from Latest Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds EP
'Four' is taken from the duo's latest 'Loon' EP

Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds have launched a new site which features a brand new, 45 minute documentary video of the two artists hanging out in the studio together creating new music. The film is cal…

Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds Surprise Fans with New Collaboration
The latest project is due out August 21 on London based label Erased Tapes Records

Acclaimed neoclassical composers, Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds, have officially announced today the release of a new collaborative effort titled: Life Story, Love & Glory. The announcement comes …

Watch Kiasmos Entire Live Set From Sonar 2015
The performance was recorded live in Barcelona and broadcast by FranceTV.

Kiasmos is made up of Icelandic award-winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, known for his unique blend of minimal piano and string compositions with electronic sounds, and Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Is…

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