15 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

At just over 30, composer Olafur Arnalds has already had a wildly varied career, ranging from melancholy folk (Island Songs) to electro-acoustic soundscapes (For Now I am Winter) to interpretations of Chopin. His work for the British crime drama Broadchurch draws on all his talents, mixing misty sheets of strings with sub-bass rumbles and lonesome pianos with hazy atmospheres. The result feels both delicate and ominous, melancholy and strangely inviting.

EDITORS’ NOTES

At just over 30, composer Olafur Arnalds has already had a wildly varied career, ranging from melancholy folk (Island Songs) to electro-acoustic soundscapes (For Now I am Winter) to interpretations of Chopin. His work for the British crime drama Broadchurch draws on all his talents, mixing misty sheets of strings with sub-bass rumbles and lonesome pianos with hazy atmospheres. The result feels both delicate and ominous, melancholy and strangely inviting.

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