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Olafur Arnalds


On his fourth solo album the Icelandic composer created music using custom Stratus software, connected to two pianos

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Sophisticated, explorative, and humane
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  2. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Taken in randomly selected pieces, re:member can seem inconsistent, with an equal chance of picking a sedate track as an upbeat one. The whole contour of it, though, makes a sort of sense, each minute flowing into the next with a mellow logic
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    He’s constantly experimenting and breaking new ideas to fit his own mould. It’s the sound of a singular talent at work
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  4. 8.0 |   music OMH

    A winning combination of intricate, impeccable craftmanship and human warmth, Re:member is a record that further enhances Arnalds’ reputation as a truly modern composer, capable of scaling heights few of his contemporaries can match
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Arnalds certainly knows how to weave a persuasive, original spell – tracks such as Inconsist, Ypsilon, Undir, Ekki Hugsa and Nyepi are textbook examples of sheer, untainted calm
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  6. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A gentle mix of the stiff, sad and soothing
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  7. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    It’s telling that Arnalds’ affable explanation of the technology is infinitely more interesting than the software in action
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