The passionate calm of Olafur Arnalds / NPR: All Songs Considered
Ólafur Arnalds' album some kind of peace is the most impactful record NPR's Bob Boilen has heard this year. The album, centered around Ólafur's melodic piano sounds, is packed with passion but generates an aura of calm. The songs work as a background music, but they're also rich in the kind of textures and intricacies that make it the perfect headphone album.
Boilen spoke with Ólafur Arnalds from his studio in Reykjavik. On this episode of All Songs Considered he plays DJ for us and selects music from the many collaborators who helped shape the sound and words on some kind of peace.
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