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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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Ólöf Arnalds

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

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