Kiasmos

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

DJ Set Olafur & Janus Intro Festival 22nd Jul '17 Raciborz, Poland Buy tickets
Electric Picnic 3rd Sep '17 Stradbally Hall, Ireland
Royal Festival Hall (Erased Tape is ten) 8th Sep '17 London, United Kingdom Buy tickets
Gezgin Salon 10th Sep '17 Istanbul, Turkey Buy tickets
Colston Hall 12th Sep '17 Bristol, United Kingdom Buy tickets
Elysée Montmartre 23rd Sep '17 Paris, France Buy tickets
BAM Festival 24th Sep '17 Barcelona, Spain Buy tickets
Concertgebouw 21st Oct '17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Buy tickets
BIME Festival 27th Oct '17 Bilbao, Spain Buy tickets