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Within Olafur Arnalds most revealing and vulnerable work to date, is a self-confessed perfectionist grappling with the messier realities of everyday life / The Catholic universe

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'some kind of peace' is the stunning new album from the ground-breaking Icelandic multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds, available now on Mercury KX. More than anything he's ever made, 'some kind of peace' is the story of Ólafur Arnalds' life - and there is quite the life-story to tell. Throughout Ólafur urges you to embrace all that life throws at you, and above all to react, and contemplate, to find your kind of peace. Within, you'll find a self-confessed perfectionist grappling with the messier realities of the everyday: the possibilities of love, of settling down, and how to navigate all of that during a global pandemic (the album was half-written prior to lockdown and completed at Arnalds' harbour studio in downtown Reykjavik). What's emerged on 'some kind of peace' is a record about letting your guard down, and ultimately what it means to be alive. Within the expansive, grand sonics is a form of intimacy and even reassurance, Ólafur masterfully balances the two through-out.

The Catholic universe Nick Benson writes......Within his most revealing and vulnerable work to date, listeners will find a self-confessed perfectionist grappling with the messier realities of everyday life: the possibilities of love, of settling down, and how to navigate all of that during a global pandemic. The album was half-written prior to lockdown and completed at Arnalds' harbour studio in downtown Reykjavik. What's emerged on Some Kind of Peace is a record about letting your guard down and ultimately what it means to be alive. 

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