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

Primavera Sound 3rd Jun '16 Barcelona, Spain Buy tickets
Forbidden Fruit Festival 4th Jun '16 Dublin, Ireland Buy tickets
Amsterdam Open Air 5th Jun '16 Amsterdam, Netherlands Buy tickets
Pacha 7th Jun '16 Ibiza, Spain Buy tickets
Primavera Sound 10th Jun '16 Porto, Portugal Buy tickets
Paradise City Festival 25th Jun '16 Brussels, Belgium Buy tickets
Montreux Jazz Festival 14th Jul '16 Montreux, Swiss Buy tickets
Lovebox 16th Jul '16 London, United Kingdom Buy tickets
Ypsigrock Festival 6th Aug '16 Castelbueno, Italy Buy tickets