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.
Since their Swept EP, the duo have been performing shows extensively across the world. Kiasmos mark their return in 2017 with a new 12” EP titled Blurred with remixes from British producer Bonobo and German electronic musician Stimming, taking tracks Blurred and Paused into different coloured realms.
|Prozak 2.0 (DJ Set Janus)||6th Apr '19||Krakow, Poland|
|SFinks 700 (DJ Set Janus)||10th May '19||Sopot, Poland|
|Egg (DJ Set Janus)||11th May '19||London, United Kingdom|
|Akvarium (DJ Set Janus)||24th May '19||Budapest, Hungary|
|Add Festival (DJ Set Janus)||25th May '19||Athen, Greece|
|Klub NRD (DJ Set Janus)||31st May '19||Torun, Poland|
|Puls Open Air (DJ Set Janus)||1st Jun '19||Geltendorf, Germany|
|Embassa´t Festival (DJ Set Janus)||14th Jun '19||Sabadell, Spain|
|Gare (DJ Set Janus)||15th Jun '19||Porto, Portugal|
|Le Plateau de Gravelle (DJ Set Janus)||20th Jul '19||Paris, France|
|Barutana (DJ Set Janus)||31st Aug '19||Belgrad, Serbia|