3055 – Ólafur Arnalds (2007)
This artist, signed on the british Erased Tapes label, is a member of this huge wave of music coming from Iceland we hear about at the moment. This young men who is in his 20′s, makes some soft music with beautiful piano tracks. He makes some classical influenced post-rock which can remind us of Amiina.
The album Eulogy For Evolution by Ólafur Arnalds is quite strange: the tracks, which have only numerical titles, takes us to a loneliness and spleen-esque place. His music could be influenced by Rachmaninov or Frédéric Chopin as well as Joe Hisaishi and it can remind us of the Furious Angels by Rob Dougan.
This track, 3055, have some reminiscences of Takk by Sigur Rós especially with the rising of these almost post-rock drums which gives a huge unexpected energy to the end of the track.