Ólafur Arnalds - And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness CD
Ólafur Arnalds (born 1987) is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland.
Ólafur Arnalds was a drummer of hardcore/metal bands Fighting Shit and Celestine, as well as others. He also contributed banjo, guitar and piano for in his friend's solo project "My Summer as a Salvation Soldier".
In 2004, Arnalds composed and recorded the intro and two outros for tracks on the album Antigone by German metal band Heaven Shall Burn.
On 12 October 2007, Arnalds' first solo album Eulogy for Evolution was released. It was followed by the EP Variations of Static in 2008. In the same year, Arnalds toured with Sigur Rós. He is also reported to have sold out The Barbican Hall in London.
In April 2009, Arnalds composed and released a track daily for seven days, instantly making each track available within 24 hours from foundsongs.erasedtapes.com. The collection of tracks was entitled Found Songs. The first track was released on 13 April.
Ólafur Arnalds mixes strings and piano with loops and edgy beats crossing-over from classical to pop.
In April 2010, Ólafur released a new album entitled "...and they have escaped the weight of darkness".