Well this is just excellent! Do yourself a big favour and put on your headphones before pressing play.
Icelandic electronic heavy-hitters Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen have teamed up and formed one of the most exciting musical collaborations of the year: Kiasmos.
The pair have just recorded their debut self titled album for Erased Tapes Records and if the below track ‘Burnt’ is anything to go by, it’s going to be a real treat… perhaps even one of the most unique electronic releases this year.
Every knows that Ben Gibbard was a key member of The Postal Service, but wait… who was the other dude in the acclaimed duo? Like me, you probably don’t know.
In this way, Jimmy Tamborello is kind of like the Buzz Aldrin of the first moon landing: crucial to the whole operation, but largely unrecognised for his efforts. Tamborello, aka Dntel, was not only responsible for stamping The Postal Service’s music with his masterfully nuanced production, but he’s also collaborated with all kinds of great artists including Baths and Jenny Lewis.
Now he’s marking out his own turf on his debut LP ‘Human Voice’. Unlike The Postal Service’s tunes, the album has no guest vocal feautres; instead, Dntel festoons tracks with computerised and disembodied voices, and demonstrates the depth of emotion that can emanate from his machines.