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.
|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|