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

SQ Club (DJ Set Janus) 24th Feb '17 Poznan, Poland Buy tickets
Pralnia (DJ Set Janus) 25th Feb '17 Wroclaw, Poland Buy tickets
Beit Maariv (DJ Set Janus) 3rd Mar '17 Tel Aviv, Israel Buy tickets
Days Like This Festival 11th Mar '17 Sydney, Australia Buy tickets
Pitch Festival 12th Mar '17 Melbourne, Australia Buy tickets
WOMAdelaide 13th Mar '17 Adelaide, Australia Buy tickets
Printworks (DJ Set Janus) 18th Mar '17 London, United Kingdom Buy tickets