Olafur Arnalds // Music Monday 27.0

I resisted the Spotify trend for awhile. I like owning my music, having my playlists on my phone and everywhere else i want them. Have i ever illegally download music? I plead the 5th. But for some reason Spotify just didn’t interest me. But when i started working at a church and realized i didn’t want to or have the cash to buy all the music i would want to play there i embraced Spotify. And it has been glorious! One of the things Spotify does is it lets you see what your friends are listening to. You can also share playlists, make radio stations and much more. (i’ll be interested to see how iTunes Radio competes). But a good friend of mine, my ex-roomate when i was living in Oceanside CA had been listening to this fellow Olafur Arnalds. So i took a gander... AMAZING!

Olafur is electronica, light on vocals but some great vocals non-the-less. It’s music you can throughly enjoy but also ignore when you want to, background kind of music!

It’s the kinda of music i like to put on when my headphones are in and i’m walking in a crowded area. The music slows everything down, makes you feel like you’re in a drippy hipster short film or something where everything is in slow motion and clarity is only a moment away. You know the movie scenes i’m talking about. 

Anyway, i love it and have been listening to it NON STOP for the last three weeks or so. You should check it out to.

He did an NPR live show which is REALLY cool! He plays his whole album For Now I Am Winter. If you’ve got some time watch / listen...

My favorite song on the album is reclaim...

And this is a cool live, low key show at SXSW in Austin...

And of course you can check him out on Spotify!