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.
|The Grand Factory (DJ Set Janus)||7th Apr '18||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Beit Maariv (Kiasmos DJ Set Janus)||26th Apr '18||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Klein (Kiasmos DJ Set Janus)||27th Apr '18||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Mocny Targ (Kiasmos DJ Set Janus)||25th May '18||Poznan, Poland|
|Out Fest (Kiasmos DJ Set Janus)||26th May '18||Lisbon, Portugal||Buy tickets|
|Paraiso Festival OR||8th Jun '18||Madrid, Spain||Buy tickets|
|Paraiso Festival||9th Jun '18||Madrid, Spain||Buy tickets|
|Tomorrowland Festival (Kiasmos DJ Set Janus)||29th Jul '18||Boom, Belgium||Buy tickets|
|Pukkelpop Festival||16th Aug '18||Hasselt, Belgium||Buy tickets|