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

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