Ólafur Arnalds – …And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness

Ólafur Arnalds – …And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness : DOA.

With so many composers expanding both the inclusiveness and reach of well written "classical" music, there may be hope yet for the field of classical music.

Classical music has recently seen a boom in their trade. The genre is usually associated with background music that is mostly used for studying or succinctly, as background music. But lately, with a new set of composers that are not only modern and innovative, but in their prime, the music seen in the classical field is challenging and gripping: your best assets.

Icelandic-born Ólafur Arnalds fits this mold as a wunderkind classical composer in his mid-twenties that is creating gorgeously layered music. The setting for …And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness seems simple enough but Arnalds goes one step further: combining it with post-rock and its immeasurable possibilities.

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