Ólafur Arnalds

Late Night Tales

Late Night Tales ALNLP44
  • 2LP: Includes download, 180gr, Gatefold, incl. Insert
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Standing at the intersection where techno meets classical music, Ólafur Arnalds directs the newest Late Night Tales, set for release on 24th June 2016.

After releasing the breakthrough album 'And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness', in 2014 he was awarded a BAFTA for best original music for the TV series Broadchurch. Arnalds' music has a quietude that seems perfectly apposite and that's evident here as each song drifts like an autumn wind towards the next.

Arnalds has enlisted the help of a few of his countrymen for the journey out west - electronic bands Samaris and Hjaltalín - and just as his records manage to combine the experimentalism and adventure of electronic music with a classical sensibility, here he weaves them perfectly, using tracks like Koreless' brilliant post-dubstep 'Last Remnants' alongside the enigmatic brilliance of Jai Paul. It's a perfect musical landscape that is eerie yet beautiful, as on Odesza's 'How Did I Get Here'.

As if Ólafur wasn't spoiling us enough, he offers up three exclusives: his own 'Kinesthesia I' and 'RGB' and 'Orgoned' by his techno side project Kiasmos. Alongside that we have the obligatory cover version (Destiny's Child's 'Say My Name') and also a Late Night Tales debut for David Tennant, reading a story by Anam Sufi, with whom Ólafur worked on Broadchurch. "When I was asked to do the next installation of the Late Night Tales series I thought "This will be fun and easy, only a couple of days work. No problem!". Six months later, I was still pulling my hair out in some kind of quest to make the perfect mix. As someone who has never really done mixes before, I learned a lot of things along the way and the whole experience was very inspiring. I decided to approach the mix in a similar way as I would one of my scores. This is the soundtrack of my life. I included songs from many of my friends and collaborators and tried to deliver a mix that represents who I am as an artist and where my influences are coming from - both personally and musically."

- Ólafur Arnalds, March 2016

Vinyl Format
• Unmixed full tracks
• Limited Edition 180 gram heavyweight virgin vinyl pressings, housed in anti static inner bags
• Includes wav/flac/mp3 download code to mixed and unmixed tracks
• Includes 30cm x 30cm cover art-print
• ‘Half Speed’ mastered for optimum audiophile sound quality

Ólafur Arnalds: Late Night Tales

Lárusson & Gíslason - Jómsvíkingarímur - Ýta Eigi Feldi Rór Ólafur Arnalds
Julianna Barwick - Forever Ólafur Arnalds
Koreless - Last Remnants Ólafur Arnalds
ODESZA - How Did I Get Here (Instrumental Version) Ólafur Arnalds
Anois - A Noise Ólafur Arnalds
Samaris - Góða Tungl Ólafur Arnalds
Ólafur Arnalds - RGB Ólafur Arnalds
Rival Consoles - Pre Ólafur Arnalds
Four Tet - Lion (Jamie xx Remix) Ólafur Arnalds
Jai Paul - Jasmine Ólafur Arnalds
James Blake - Our Love Comes Back Ólafur Arnalds
Spooky Black - Pull Ólafur Arnalds
Ólafur Arnalds - Say My Name (feat. Arnór Dan) Ólafur Arnalds
Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson - And Still They Move Ólafur Arnalds
Kiasmos - Orgoned Ólafur Arnalds
Ólafur Arnalds - Kinesthesia I Ólafur Arnalds
Hjaltalín - Ethereal Ólafur Arnalds
David Tennant - Undone Ólafur Arnalds
Various Artists - Late Night Tales (Continuous Mix) Ólafur Arnalds

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