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.

Tour dates

Plaza Mayor de El Poble (DJ Set Janus) 26th Mar '17 Barcelona, Spain
Het Sieraad (DJ Set Janus) 1st Apr '17 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oranjebloesem Festival (DJ Set Janus) 27th Apr '17 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pixel (DJ Set Janus) 28th Apr '17 Ankara, Turkey