Ólafur Arnalds

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Legal name: Ólafur Þór Andrésson Arnalds


Ólafur Arnalds (born 3 November 1986) is a BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. Ólafur Arnalds mixes strings and piano with loops and beats crossing over from ambient/electronic to pop. Ólafur was a drummer of hardcore / metal bands Fighting Shit, Celestine, and others.

In 2009, Ólafur also formed an experimental techno project, entitled Kiasmos, with Janus Rasmussen from the Icelandic electro-pop band Bloodgroup. In 2014 Ólafur announced his electronic debut album under the Kiasmos project.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Eulogy for Evolution Ólafur Arnalds 5 1
2010 …and They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness Ólafur Arnalds 2
2013 For Now I Am Winter Ólafur Arnalds 5
2015 The Chopin Project Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott 2
2016 Trance Frendz Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Collaborative Works Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 LateNightTales: Ólafur Arnalds Ólafur Arnalds 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Dyad 1909 Ólafur Arnalds 5 1
2012 Another Happy Day Ólafur Arnalds 3
2014 Gimme Shelter Ólafur Arnalds 3
2015 Broadchurch Ólafur Arnalds 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Two Songs for Dance Ólafur Arnalds 2
2016 Kinesthesia I Ólafur Arnalds 1
2016 Say My Name Ólafur Arnalds feat. Arnór Dan 1
2016 RGB Ólafur Arnalds 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Life Story Love and Glory Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm 3

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Not Alone (Broadchurch) Ólafur Arnalds 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Variations of Static Ólafur Arnalds 5 1
2009 Found Songs Ólafur Arnalds 5 2
2010 Endalaus Ólafur Arnalds 1
2011 Living Room Songs Ólafur Arnalds 5
2012 Stare Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm 3
2013 The Winter Ólafur Arnalds 1
2015 Loon Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm 2

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Two Songs for Dance / Stare / Thrown EP Ólafur Arnalds 2

EP + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Broadchurch Ólafur Arnalds 1

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