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...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness
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Olafur Arnalds

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Erased Tapes Records, Vinyl LP, Clear Colored Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Concertina Booklet [w/ download card]

Pressed on coloured vinyl for the very first time — of Ólafur Arnalds' acclaimed second full-length album ...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness, which continued his mission to lure an indie-generation of pop and rock fans into an emotive world of beguiling electronic chamber music and delicate classical arrangements. The sense of an organic crossover recording is reinforced by the involvement of co-producer Barði Jóhannsson of eccentric pop-rock-electronica-formation Bang Gang. Barði has successfully coloured the brittle minimalism of previous releases through the addition of an array of new instruments. Those expecting a mere continuation of the minimal melancholia of his previous albums are therefore in for a surprise, as the record may be the most uplifting and richly orchestrated work of his career: ”The album has a very clear theme”, Arnalds relates, “which is that there is always light after darkness. To me, it has a more positive note than my previous works.” When Ólafur saw how the opening scene of a Hungarian indie film metaphorically described a solar eclipse, he instantly connected it to the concept, naming the album after a key line of the film's introductory monologue. Traditional terminologies become void on his 2010 offering, which blends contrasting elements into an original, entirely organic new language and a sensitive ballet of the mind. Arnalds' fusion of 21st century electronics and classical vocabulary thereby continues to decisively unwrap the sealed-off world of classical music.

Track Listing:
A1. Þú Ert Sólin
A2. Þú Ert Jörðin
A3. Tunglið
A4. Loftið Verður Skyndilega Kalt
A5. Kjurrt
B1. Gleypa Okkur
B2. Hægt, Kemur Ljósið
B3. Undan Hulu
B4. Þau Hafa Sloppið Undan þunga Myrkursins

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