Kiasmos offer their fans a full stream of their ‘Thrown EP’ to celebrate their latest 12″/DL release on Erased Tapes. Available worldwide since Monday, it features the XLR8R-tipped title track ‘Thrown’, brand new track ‘Wrecked’ and two guest remixes by FaltyDL – one of New York’s finest electronic producers – and UK’s industrial post rock pioneers 65daysofstatic.
You can now fully stream/embed all 4 tracks via Soundcloud and fans can buy the EP here.
Ólafur Arnalds explains: “‘Thrown’ is the first track of the “New Kiasmos”, so to speak. Actually, ‘Thrown’ is kind of a remix of a new Ólafur Arnalds track that hasn’t even been released yet.” “It has become the track that we use as a reference for all our newer stuff”, adds Janus Rasmussen.
A2: THROWN (FaltyDL Remix)
“Remixing used to be a very special thing. Not so much anymore. And when you’re done, it will end up as a free download and most likely not on vinyl. It’s bullshit. So when I get the opportunity to make an actual record, an object that will last longer then any of us, I jump on it. I have pleasures in my life. Doing this remix was one of them”, says Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL.
Janus: “I don’t really know what we were thinking when we started working on ‘Wrecked’.”
“‘Wrecked’ is our experiment with a new Doepfer synth. The song is severely out of tune”, adds Ólafur.
B2: WRECKED (65daysofstatic Remix)
“It was quite a challenging remix to do, because it’s such a minimal, understated track. The usual 65 approach of pulling out key refrains and messing with them didn’t work because the bass is such a unique, dark sound. Likewise, I was reluctant to add too much new material because each attempt at that quickly veered into writing what sounded like a new song. Too many remixes these days are done to provide quick and easy bonus tracks for artists to giveaway, which is a shame, because when done properly, I think a remix is a great way to see a track you’re familiar with as a listener in a new way”, explains Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic.
Janus: “I’m really excited about the remixes. They are both very different from each other and give the songs a new life. It’s always great fun to hear someone make the tracks their own.”
‘Wonderful Icelandic techno’ – Clash Magazine
‘…propels you to pastel horizons’ – Electronic Beats
‘Rich production of deep, subdued techno…sure to stick in your head’ – XLR8R
‘Icily anthemic melodics of Arnalds’ solo work transposed onto a crisp clicks & cuts framework’ – FACT