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

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