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

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