ÓLAFUR ARNALDS (ICELAND) (EARLY SHOW) + SETEC
6:30pm, Fri 20th September, 2013
The Basement, NSW
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Icelandic musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds, is proud to announce his debut Australian appearances, backing up his latest release: “For Now I Am Winter” (Mercury Classics). (Photo © Marino Thorlacius / Mercury Classics)
"...insanely beautiful " rating 5/5 (I'd give it 6/5 if it were possible!) Yorkshire Times
Born 1986 in the suburban Icelandic town of Mosfellsbaer, a few kilometers outside of Reykjavîk, composer/performer Ólafur Arnalds has always enjoyed pushing boundaries with both his studio work and live-shows. Since the release of his debut album Eulogy for Evolution in 2007 he has built up a dedicated international following and is well established for his genre-crossing compositions blending classical, pop and ambient/electronica influences to a unique musical language.
Arnalds journey has not been the typical path for classical composers - beginning his music career instead as a drummer for metal bands. In 2004, Arnalds was asked to write instrumentals for the album of metal band, Heaven Shall Burn. This led to more work in the field of neo-classical strings and piano based music, and ultimately the release of "Eulogy for Evolution". He has since written eight albums, several film scores and composed and played in many musicals from styles of prog-rock to electro-pop to classical minimalism.
"Soaring string arrangements, masterfully minimal, poignant piano melodies and crunchy beat loops" FBi Radio
More recently lafur has been venturing into the world of films, writing his first Hollywood film score to Another Happy Day. He also had music in the hit film The Hunger Games and has been featured several times on popular American television show So You Think You Can Dance. For 2013 his scores include the music to the new ITV thriller series Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, as well as to the film Gimme Shelter, directed by Ron Krauss and starring Vanessa Hudgens and Brendan Fraser.
Sometimes a recording will come along which possesses such vitality and strength of purpose that it forces one to look at contemporary music from altogether new perspectives.. ". . . striking, unique and original . . . rich and seductive soundscapes" Gramophone
Setec (Sydney-based solo artist Joshua Gibbs) is an attempt to blend the organic with the electronic; to meld fleeting flickers of the past with nostalgia for a future that is yet to happen. On his latest release, I'll Be Good EP (released last year on New Weird Australia's Wood and Wire label), Setec utilizes found-sound percussion alongside looped guitar and cascading layers of his own voice to create a unique, headphone-focused sonic universe. Coming in 2013 is the new release Brittle As Bones, an EP of vignettes inspired by miniature instruments and empty halls of reverb. His music has been played on Triple J and FBi radio, as well as featured in promotional videos for Triple J's One Night Stand on ABC.
"Setec's got a gift for understatement... it's warm and it's hypnotic." - Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J)
"Setec will bring out all the things that haunt you. It'll twist knots in your stomach and run loops through your mind. I guess beauty and darkness do that." - portalsmusic.com
"[On] "I'll Be Good" and "Vowel of Owl" Setec plays 50s radio like a fading memory. Rather than mining past decades' pop in order to create a firmly current sound, the music takes you back to a simpler time and place." - Noisesand
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