Icelandic soundscaper Ã“lafur Arnalds is the most blisscentric of the nu-indie composer school, walking some misty-eyed line between art-pop, ambient, post-rock, spiraling sweeps of strings, and stacks of sheet music. Next to his contemporaries–JÃ³hann JÃ³hannsson, Max Richter, Hauschka–he is the quickest to lull around dreamily in somnabulent bliss, and the first to try to hit those Mogwai post-rock peaks. Romantic intellectuals, get your early Valentine.
Tue., Jan. 25, 8 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 12, 2011