Erased Tapes / IS/FO
Sometimes, after a long exhausting day, you wish someone would bring you to bed, tucking you in, telling you a phantastic story? A tale that is surprising and exciting but also warm and cosy and embraces you like a soft and fluffy blanket? That´s how a KIASMOS DJ Set works. It offers memories of wild and free minimal techno nights and 90s synthies as well as childhood bonfires on the countryside. It carries light beats as well as unexpected compositions, organic structures and sound experiments, involving various instruments or even clicking fingers and mechanical clattering. It´s cosy but sexy, vibrant but soothing at the same time. And if you insist, it even bears the always compelling Scandinavian bonus – that (true) cliché of music that sounds just like one of those fairy tale countrysides and its lovely/nerdy/brilliant inhabitants.
KIASMOS was started in 2009 by Icelandic BAFTA-winning composer ÓLAFUR ARNALDS, known for his unique blend of minimal piano and string compositions with electronic
sounds, and JANUS RASMUSSEN from the Faroe Islands, known as the mastermind of the electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup. Based in Reykjavík, Arnalds used to work as a sound
engineer, often for Rasmussen's other projects, where the two musicians discovered their common love for minimal, experimental music. They eventually became best friends, often
hanging out in their studio, exploring electronic sounds.
Beside performing as a duo, Rasmussen is also playing KIASMOS DJ sets, on for Sónar Reykjavík 2018 be sure not too miss his unique and special set.