NPR's The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 - Rated 46/50!
some kind of peace was born out of the mantra: "we can't control anything that happens to us. All we can do is control how we react to what life gives us."
The album touches on what it means to be alive, daring to be vulnerable and the importance of rituals. A personal journey told through Ólafur's introspective music, against the backdrop of a chaotic world. The collaborators were key, like British musician Bonobo on the luminous, pulsing opener, Icelandic artist JFDR and German singer-songwriter Josin.
some kind of peace is the most impactful record I've heard this year. At the center of Ólafur Arnalds' music are his melodic piano sounds, which often capture not just the notes, but the atmosphere, the sound of the hammers and the guts of the instrument. It's packed with passion but generates an aura of calm. For this record, Arnalds enriches the sonic landscape by collaborating with other singers, including fellow Icelandic artists JFDR, JOSIN and Sandrayati Fay. This is music that works as background or foreground, rich in textures and perfect for headphone listening.
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