Kiasmos

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.

Since their Swept EP, the duo have been performing shows extensively across the world. Kiasmos mark their return in 2017 with a new 12” EP titled Blurred with remixes from British producer Bonobo and German electronic musician Stimming, taking tracks Blurred and Paused into different coloured realms.

Tour dates

Melt Festival (Kiasmos DJ Set Janus) 12th Jul '18 Gräfenhainichen, Germany Buy tickets
Iskra (Kiasmos DJ Set Janus) 28th Jul '18 Warsaw, Poland Buy tickets
Tomorrowland Festival (Kiasmos DJ Set Janus) 29th Jul '18 Boom, Belgium Buy tickets
Loftas Hall 2nd Aug '18 Vilnius, Lithuania Buy tickets
Intsikurmu Festival 3rd Aug '18 Pölva, Estonia Buy tickets
Beatyard Festival 5th Aug '18 Dublin, Ireland Buy tickets
Pukkelpop Festival 16th Aug '18 Hasselt, Belgium Buy tickets
Secret Place 18th Aug '18 Kiev, Ukraine Buy tickets
Lowlands Festival 19th Aug '18 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Buy tickets