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olafur arnalds

Island Songs

decca classics

cd + dvd

Released: 28th Oct 2016


out of stock

lp + download

Released: 28th Oct 2016


With ‘Island Songs’, the renowned composer records with seven other Icelandic artists from seven different towns of his homeland.

Part audio travel-journal, part e.p. it exhibits Arnalds at his measured best – a generous collaborator and expert arranger. A dvd documenting the project is bundled with cd, and there’s some great material on a bespoke webpage for the project. A fascinating and elegant musical adventure. "Island Songs is another beautiful record from Ólafur Arnalds. But it’s surprising because it sounds like the Icelandic-influenced record that Arnalds’ peer, Nils Frahm, would write: largely quiet piano-based songs that channel Iceland’s sparseness and tranquility” ­unsung sundays

Island Songs


  1. Árbakkinn (feat. Einar Georg Einarsson)
  2. 4:52
  3. 1995 (feat. Dagný Arnalds)
  4. Raddir (feat. South Iceland Chamber Choir)
  5. Öldurót (feat. Atli Örvarsson & SinfoniaNord)
  6. Dalur (feat. Brasstríó Mosfellsdals)
  7. Particles
  8. Doria