Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen have dedicated themselves to exploring the area in-between Ólafur’s more acoustic, piano-based solo work and Janus’s synth-heavy electro pop, with their collaborative electronic project Kiasmos.
Their self-titled debut album was released in 2014 on Erased Tapes to much acclaim. Made in Ólafur’s newly build studio in Reykjavík, Iceland, a majority of the album was recorded using acoustic instruments such as a drummer and live string quartet, next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays. With Ólafur performing on the grand piano and Janus creating detailed beats, glitches and off-field electronics.
November 2015 saw the release of Swept EP wherein the guys experiment with live percussion and synthesisers in a studio in Berlin. It features 3 new tracks and a remix by Tale of Us.
|Opener Festival||30th Jun '17||Gdynia, Poland||Buy tickets|
|Mad Cool Festival||7th Jul '17||Madrid, Spain||Buy tickets|
|UBK Beach||8th Jul '17||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Xuma Yalikavak Festival||14th Jul '17||Mugla, Turkey|
|Buiten Westen Festival||15th Jul '17||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Dour Festival||16th Jul '17||Dour, Belgium|
|DJ Set Olafur & Janus Airport Hamburg||21st Jul '17||Hamburg, Germany||Buy tickets|
|DJ Set Olafur & Janus Intro Festival||22nd Jul '17||Raciborz, Poland||Buy tickets|
|Electric Picnic||3rd Sep '17||Stradbally Hall, Ireland|
|Elysée Montmartre||23rd Sep '17||Paris, France||Buy tickets|