Kiasmos is a collaborative project between virtuoso Icelandic Modern/Classical composer Òlafur Arnalds and the genius behind Bloodgroup, Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands. Hailing from very different musical backgrounds, their joint progression into electronic music has been a deep and ongoing transformation. They first became musically involved when Òlafur worked as a sound engineer for Janus’ group a few years back. The pair discovered that they had a shared passion for minimal and experimental Techno. Both working on their individual projects, Janus doing his thing touring with Bloodgroup and Òlafur scoring music for the screen, (he won a BAFTA for his work on the Broadchurch television series) they usually share a long-distance production method. Janus the established producer crafts the initial beats and framework of the tracks which he then sends to Òlafur with his masterful ear for timeless melody, he crafts the finished product.
YouTube Sessions: Kiasmos
Ólafur and Janus from Kiasmos provide us with the top YouTube videos that are proving inspirational towards their album in progress…