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Ólafur Arnalds – Variations of Static

I bought this album direct from the label after listening to a single track off of myspace. I found the site after reading someone’s post on tgq’s music thread. Even the funds were transferred electronically.

Ten plus years after Rushkoff and the rest, it’s still kinda cool.

Variations of Static: short, intense press of strings, piano dotted by subtle electronics. It’s a bit sad, tangy, and dank. Reminds me a bit of the soundtrack to Angels of the Universe by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós, though not as helplessly bright.



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