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KIASMOS

Kiasmos is the brainchild of Icelandic modern classical composer Ólafur Arnalds and Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands.
 
In the earlier days when Arnalds used to work as a sound engineer - often for Rasmussen's main project Bloodgroup - the two musicians discovered their common love for minimal, experimental techno music. At first they only met on weekends for a few drinks and used the time to create experimental sounds with beats various samples.  But they eventually became best friends, and now Janus often accompanies Ólafur's solo shows with his electronics.
 
Rasmussen, who has more experience with electronic music, usually crafts the beginning of the songs. As both have touring commitments, Rasmussen sends the first beats via email. With Arnalds’ good ear for pure and timeless melodies, he is then responsible for the overall song structure and the fine-tuning. ‘I am really enthusiastic about this project. Finally, I can make music that the people can dance to. Something refreshing for the weekends…’, explains Arnalds in an interview with the German electronic music magazine Beat. The project is a good excuse for both boys to ‘get out of the house’ so to speak and do different music to what they normally do.

Having released their 65/Milo split 12" with label mate Rival Consoles in 2009, 2013 saw the duo return with the hotly tipped Thrown EP and a string of European club shows.

April 2014 will see the Kiasmos return to their recording studio to work on their highly anticipted debut album.
 
'RICH PRODUCTION OF DEEP, SUBDUED TECHNO...SURE TO STICK IN YOUR HEAD' – XLR8R | 'WONDERFUL ICELANDIC TECHNO' – CLASH | 'ICILY ANTHEMIC MELODICS' – FACT | 'PROPELS YOU TO PASTEL HORIZONS' – ELECTRONIC BEATS | 'THRILLING STUFF, PRIMED FOR THE MORE DISCERNING FLOORS' – BLEEP | 'SHINY GEM "65" THUDS WITH A HARD KICK NOT FELT SINCE DAFT PUNK' ★★★★ – XLR8R | 'EXTREMELY ELEGANT AND ADDICTIVE, SHARP AND HYPNOTIC' ★★★★ – THE MILK FACTORY | 'SWEET, SULTRY AND SEDUCTIVE' – BEAT MAGAZINE | 

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