Olafur Arnalds is an Icelandic composer/musician, who writes pieces which are interesting because of their instrumental, even orchestral style, simple beauty and short length.
At the start of this week, he started releasing videos that he calls living room songs; for a week he will record a song in his living room, and then release the video and mp3 online for free download.
It’s definitely worth a look; the tunes are something akin to entrancing, and the way the instrumentation all comes together is often simply amazing.
They can all be viewed or downloaded HERE.
Here’s the piece from day 2 – Near Light; I love it’s simplicity, but also how it mixes in a bit of more recent technology.
If you want to hear some more, you can also grab another one of his songs free at his website, over on the far left.