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Ólöf Arnalds

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Multi-instrumentalist Ólöf Arnalds has established herself as a vital member of the Icelandic musical community, but it wasn't until 2007 that she stepped forward to pursue a solo career with her album Vid Og Vid. Born in 1980, Arnalds began playing music at a young age and is fluent on violin, viola, cello, guitar, and a number of other stringed instruments. Arnalds became interested in international folk music early in her career, through she's performed with a wide variety of artists; she's a touring member of the Icelandic electronic ensemble Múm, and has also played and recorded with Slowblow, Mugison, Nix Noltes, and Kitchen Motors. Arnalds first began to step out into the spotlight on her own as a key collaborator on Skúli Sverrisson's award-winning 2006 album Seria; she wrote lyrics and sang lead on three of the album's selections, as well as playing guitar, viola, koto, and charango. After the success of Seria and receiving a degree in composition and new media from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Arnalds recorded her solo debut, Vid Og Vid, which was released by the respected independent label 12 Tónar in 2007. The album earned enthusiastic reviews both in Iceland and abroad, and Arnalds toured in support of the release in Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada. Arnalds' sophomore outing, the One Little Indian-issued Innundir Skinni, arrived in 2010, and was followed in 2013 by Sudden Elevation and in 2014 by Palme. ~ Mark Deming
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  2.   Vinur Minn
  3.   Patience
  4.   Treat Her Kindly
  5.   Innundir Skinni
  6.   Turtledove
  7.   Maria Bethânia
  8.   Ævagömul Orkuþla
  9.   Half Steady
  10.   Bright and Still
  11.   Numbers and Names
  12.   Klara
  13.   Vinkonur
  14.   Náttsöngur
  15.   Moldin
  16.   Crazy Car
  17.   The Joke
  18.   Svíf Birki
  19.   Close My Eyes
  20.   Soft Living
  21.   Hypnose
  22.   Onwards and Upwards
  23.   Defining Gender
  24.   Instants
  25.   Perfect
  26.   Jonathan
  27.   Solitary Man
  28.   Vittu Af Mér
  29.   Return Again
  30.   German Fields
  31.   Allt Í Gúddí
  32.   Í Nýju Húsi
  33.   Han Grete
  34.   Palme
  35.   Madrid
  36.   Fear Less
  37.   A Little Grim
  38.   Orfeus Og Evridís
  39.   Mr Tambourine Man
  40.   With Tomorrow/I'm On Fire
  41.   Englar Og Dárar
  42.   Skjaldborg
  43.   Surrender
  44.   Sudden Elevation
  45.   She Belongs to Me
  46.   Call It What You Want
  47.   Vid Og Vid

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