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OLAFUR ARNALDS

DYAD 1909

ERASED TAPES


Format: CD
Cata No: ERATP019CD
Barcode: 4050486010754
Format: 10"
Cata No: ERATP019EP
Barcode: 4050486010747
*CLEAR VINYL REPRESS INSTOCK NOW* A contemporary dance score for award winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor inspired by Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (1872-1929). 'My composer for Dyad, Icelandic musician ?lafur Arnalds, is coming in next week to finish work on the score. It's an amazing piece of music ? it's melancholic and spatial then cuts to extreme rhythmic violence - it's hauntingly inspiring' ? Wayne McGregor (Random Dance) 2009 has already proved quite a year for Iceland's neo-classical export ?lafur Arnalds. Still high on the success of his 7-song series 'Found Songs' ? recording a song a day for 7 days and instantly making each track available via Twitter; ?lafur was approached by the world renowned and critically acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor to create a 30-minute score for his ambitious new work 'Dyad 1909'. The dance piece, inspired and created 'In The Spirit of Diaghilev' premiered at the Sadler's Wells theatre this October and became an unpredictable and much talked about 5-nights of live music, dance and visuals. This 'fascinating collaboration' (Guardian) will go on a EU-wide tour this autumn with Arnalds included in an impressive creative line-up alongside visual artists and filmmakers Jane and Louise Wilson. In December ?lafur's 'evocative and lyrical score' (The Times) will see a 10" vinyl, CD and digital release via Erased Tapes ? the label behind his previous releases as well as Peter Broderick's recent and much noted dance score release 'Music For Falling From Trees'. Born in 1987, ?lafur hails from the suburban Icelandic town, Mosfellsb?r, just a few kilometres outside of Reykjav?k. He has immersed himself completely in a world of delicate symphonic compositions generating near weightless orchestral pieces. Arnalds explores the crossover from classical to pop by mixing chamber strings and piano with discreet electronics which makes him a perfect fit for cinematic pop label Erased Tapes. His motivations are clear: "The classical scene is kind of closed to people who haven't been studying music all their lives. I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don't usually listen to this kind of music?open people's minds." This young artist is steadily gaining recognition worldwide since his 2007 debut 'Eulogy for Evolution' and the 2008 follow-up EP 'Variations of Static'. In April 2009 online experiment 'Found Songs' received more than 200,000 downloads via foundsongs.erasedtapes.com and the physical edition released this August has instantly become a best seller, demonstrating that music in its physical format still attains a particular charm. ?lafur conceived 'Found Songs' as a way to collate several lost and found musical sketches and ideas in a 'very challenging, but fun' series. The experiment offers its listeners an intimate insight into ?lafur Arnalds' creative world with artwork contributions from fans via Flickr. With the next full-length release due in 2010, 'Found Songs' hasn't just inspired 2-D work. Esteban Di?cono ? a young motion graphic artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina ? created an astonishing animation video for 'Lj?si?', which found its way into the heart of UK illusionist Darren Brown among over 400,000 others within 4 weeks via Vimeo and YouTube. The music video is now available for download via iTunes. ?lafur is currently in the studio with Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang) who will be co-producing his upcoming and highly anticipated second full-length album.

Tracks:

01. Fr? upphafi
02. Loka?u augunum
(Dyad 1909 version)
03. Brotsj?r
04. Vi? vorum sm?...
(Dyad 1909 version)
05. 3326
06. Til enda
07. ...og lengra

Press:

'The work is a fascinating collaboration' (4/5) Guardian

'The sound of cracking ice and freezing winds
in Olafur Arnalds?s evocative and lyrical score' **** ? The Times

'Composer ?lafur Arnalds provides an emotional score to this astonishing piece,
mixing classical symphonies with avant-garde electronic recordings' ? Dazed & Confused

'Following on the heels of established Icelandic musicians such as Bj?rk, Sigur R?s, M?m, GusGus and others, ?lafur Arnalds is the latest talent to emerge from this somewhat unlikely North Atlantic sonic hub' - Intelligent Life

'Gorgeous, on-line chamber-glitch success' **** ? Uncut

'His most beautiful and beguiling creature yet' (8/10) ? Drowned In Sound

'Iceland?s best new export? Striking, effective and successful.' (8/10) ? Clash

'?takes you back to the pre-digital days, when music was simply beautiful' - Magnet

 

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