Tag Archives: Kiasmos

Iceland Airwaves is Here Again!

It’s Tuesday afternoon here in charming Reykjavik, Iceland, and the city is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year: Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. People are talking about new bands, comparing notes and schedules, and are preparing for five full days jam-packed with live music from all over the world. Though theRead more…

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Nordic Playlist with DJ Kevin Cole

KEXP’s own DJ Kevin Cole (our Afternoon Show host and Senior Director of Programming) has curated a special mix for Nordic Playlist, a site that devoted to the best sounds from the North. As he explains to the site, “I went with a mix of mostly newer releases, like the Samaris track, which I love,Read more…

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Live Video: Kiasmos

Super-ambient Icelandic duo Kiasmos brought their very space-y minimalist brand of techno to the new KEXP live room in support of their Swept EP, the second they dropped in 2015. The two longtime friends began working professionally together when Ólafur Arnalds was the touring sound engineer for Janus Rasmussen’s project Bloodgroup, and they bonded over the shared feeling thatRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 7th: • Hadag Nahash at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • ODESZA, Goldlink, Jai Wolf at The Paramount // All Ages (more info)

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Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2015, Day 3: clipping., Swans, Lightning Bolt, and more

Saturday wrapped up another year of All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland, hosted in Keflavík at Atlantic Studios. Younghusband played their second and original time slot on the main stage. Ought from Canada (who are on the same label as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who played the day before), and HAM, who have become de facto residents atRead more…

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Record Store Day 2015: DJ Kevin Cole’s Picks

One of my favorite days of the year is fast approaching — Record Store Day, an international holiday for record collectors and music lovers! A day to celebrate the role of the independent record store in the community, as a gathering space to discover, share, and experience the joy of music and community! And toRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Warm Sounds For Winter

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 443 – Warm Sounds For Winter Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

It’s mind-boggling how a place so small can create so much terrific music. This year, as I was compiling my list of top Icelandic releases, I couldn’t help but wonder if I’d find as many great albums as last year and the year before. Would I find ten? Twenty? Actually, as it turns out, aRead more…

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Live Video: Kiasmos at Iceland Airwaves

Not surprisingly, a country known for its epic landscapes like Iceland also produces similarly cinematic music, like that of Kiasmos. The breathtaking sound of this new duo, featuring composer Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen (also of Bloodgroup), was the perfect intro for the first day of KEXP’s four-day broadcast from Kex Hostel in Reykjavik duringRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2014, Day 1: Kiasmos

We began our broadcast at Iceland Airwaves from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik with familiar faces in a brand new group. Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen have both been featured several times live on KEXP, and not just from Iceland in years past – Ólafur also in Seattle and Austin during SXSW and Janus with BloodgroupRead more…

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