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

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
Magio Plaz (DJ Set Janus) 23rd Aug '18 Bratislava, Slovakia
Sala Apolo (DJ Set Janus) 24th Aug '18 Barcelona, Spain
Lost Village Festival (DJ Set Janus) 26th Aug '18 Lincolnshire, United Kingdom Buy tickets
Hi? Ibiza (DJ Set Janus) 13th Sep '18 Sant Josep de sa Talaia (Ibiza), Spain
Treibhaus (DJ Set Janus) 14th Sep '18 Luzern, Switzerland
Quinta da Ribafria (DJ Set Janus) 15th Sep '18 Sintra, Portugal
P23 (DJ Set Janus) 21st Sep '18 Katowice, Poland
Reworks Festival (DJ Set Janus) 22nd Sep '18 Thessaloniki, Greece Buy tickets