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.
|Vibe (DJ Set Janus)||22nd Nov '19||Brno, Czech Republic|
|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|
|Razzmatazz (DJ Set Janus)||6th Dec '19||Barcelona, Spain|
|L'Iboat (DJ Set Janus)||7th Dec '19||Bordeaux, France|
|Rakovska Hall 108 (DJ Set Janus)||13th Dec '19||Sofia, Bulgaria||Buy tickets|
|Apgrade (DJ Set Janus)||14th Dec '19||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Epizode Festival (DJ Set Janus)||27th Dec '19||Phu Quoc, Vietnam|
|Gaite Lyrique (DJ Set Janus)||24th Jan '20||Paris, France|
|Lieu Unique (DJ Set Janus)||25th Jan '20||Nantes, France|
|Volt (DJ Set Janus)||31st Jan '20||Milano, Italy|
|Mondo ( DJ Set Janus)||1st Feb '20||Madrid, Spain|