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.
|Fest Festival (DJ Set Janus)||23rd Aug '19||Chorzow, Poland|
|Fest Republic Club (DJ Set Janus)||30th Aug '19||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Barutana (DJ Set Janus)||31st Aug '19||Belgrad, Serbia|
|Pratersauna (DJ Set Janus)||6th Sep '19||Vienna, Austria|
|Viertel Club (DJ Set Janus)||7th Sep '19||Basel, Switzerland|
|Club Vaag (DJ Set Janus)||28th Sep '19||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Le Discret (DJ Set Janus)||23rd Nov '19||Lyon, France|
|Krakowska 180 (DJ Set Janus)||29th Nov '19||Wroclaw, Poland|
|Tama (DJ Set Janus)||30th Nov '19||Poznan, Poland|
|L'Iboat||7th Dec '19||Bordeaux, France|