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Ólöf Arnalds

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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Ólöf Arnalds

  1.   Song
  2.   Crazy Car
  3.   Patience
  4.   Perfect
  5.   Mr Tambourine Man
  6.   Close My Eyes
  7.   Numbers and Names
  8.   German Fields
  9.   Vittu Af Mér
  10.   Svíf Birki
  11.   Treat Her Kindly
  12.   Soft Living
  13.   Maria Bethânia
  14.   Fear Less
  15.   Innundir Skinni
  16.   Han Grete
  17.   Solitary Man
  18.   Instants
  19.   Onwards and Upwards
  20.   Hypnose
  21.   Bright and Still
  22.   Return Again
  23.   Allt Í Gúddí
  24.   The Joke
  25.   Call It What You Want
  26.   Moldin
  27.   Turtledove
  28.   Madrid
  29.   Náttsöngur
  30.   Skjaldborg
  31.   Defining Gender
  32.   Í Nýju Húsi
  33.   Orfeus Og Evridís
  34.   Vinkonur
  35.   Vid Og Vid
  36.   Englar Og Dárar
  37.   Klara
  38.   Ævagömul Orkuþla
  39.   Jonathan
  40.   A Little Grim
  41.   Vinur Minn
  42.   She Belongs to Me
  43.   Surrender
  44.   Palme
  45.   Sudden Elevation
  46.   With Tomorrow/I'm On Fire
  47.   Half Steady

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