Great new one from Erased Tapes Records, who I don't get to mention them enough and their good work with contemporary composers, mostly on the electronic ambient side of things and this one from Iceland's Olafur Arnalds is no exception.
The A-Side, Endalaus II, slowly builds a subtle electronic thunder beat under string swells, hissing static loops providing a weird kind of tempo for the subbass rumblings. It would be a fun one to really let loose on vinyl, the background ambience getting phase shifted out of focus towards the end. It's a really live, organic sounding string section getting more forelorn as it continues on, trading places with that beat. An interesting guy and I love that Erased Tapes still finds it important to put out singles every now and then.
Following on from Ólafur Arnalds’ critically acclaimed dance score 'Dyad 1909' (2009) for the internationally renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor, now comes 'Two Songs For Dance' – a limited edition 7" vinyl out August 13th that captures two exciting tracks from two contemporary dance projects.The first 'Endalaus II' was created for 'Endalaus' by Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen and is available for full stream as part of the Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Tour playlist. Fans will recognise the track as one of the highlights from Ólafur's recent live shows, creating an emotional punch against the classical strings. 'For Teda', the second song is for London-based company Neon Dance and part of choreographer Adrienne Hart's on-going project 'Archived'it'.›