Ólafur Arnalds – Some Kind Of Peace - Piano Reworks - 2022 Minimal Neo Classical - Sealed LP

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Ólafur Arnalds - Some Kind Of Peace - Piano Reworks 
Label: Mercury KX – 3893482
Vinyl, LP, Album
Made in the EU.
Country: Europe
Released: Oct 28, 2022
Genre: Electronic, Classical
Style: Ambient
A1 Loom
Piano, Arranged By – Eydís Evensen
Written-By – Bonobo, Ólafur Arnalds
A2 Woven Song
Piano, Vocals, Arranged By – Ólafur Arnalds
Written By – Ólafur Arnalds
A3 Spiral
Piano, Arranged By – Dustin O'Halloran
Written By – Ólafur Arnalds
A4 Still / Sound
Piano, Arranged By – Sophie Hutchings
Written By – Ólafur Arnalds
A5 Back To The Sky
Piano, Arranged By – Lambert 
Written-By – JFDR, Ólafur Arnalds
B1 Zero
Piano, Arranged By – Alfa Mist
Written-By – Ólafur Arnalds
B2 New Grass
Piano, Arranged By – Tstewart
Written By – Ólafur Arnalds
B3 The Bottom Line
Piano, Vocals, Arranged By – JFDR
Written-By – Josin, Ólafur Arnalds
B4 We Contain Multitudes
Piano, Arranged By – Yiruma
Written By – Ólafur Arnalds
B5 Undone
Piano, Arranged By – Magnús Jóhann
Written-By – Ólafur Arnalds
''The track order on the 2022 release mirrors that of the original. Icelandic pianist-composer Eydís Evensen’s take on opener “Loom” translates Arnalds’s and Bonobo’s jaunty synth-based composition into a more stately-paced classical piece that convinces in its own terms, with strings used to good effect, as they were on her own debut album Bylur last year.
Hanka Rani’s re-imagining of “Woven Song” stays close to the 2020 version, with some subtle rhythmic variations. It’s a gentle re-presentation, nuanced certainly but rather lacking in terms of providing a completely new perspective, and highlights the overall point that the most successful pieces here are those that, though rooted in Arnalds, take some adventurous exploratory turns.
Lambert’s version of “Back to the Sky” is a good illustration of creative re-thinking. The beautiful, fragile vocal of JFDR from two years ago here gives way to delicate percussive effects that work so well. One hears the impress of the source, yet appreciates the well-expressed deviation. It’s one of the finest tracks on the new album, demonstrating that a considered approach does not have to be especially radical to prove convincing.
Arnalds’s own “Zero” has a lively gentle piano introduction leading into more forceful electronics before the string-based dying fade. Alfa Mist’s rendering has a more emphatic piano, with a forceful rhythm that, like Lambert’s piece, has echoes of 2020 without losing any sense of its independent worth. The lack of electronica gives the new version a vigour that makes it a fine complement to the first recording, yet also intrinsically convincing.'  (TheLineOfBestFit)
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Condition New
Format LP
Color Black