Olafur Arnalds - Re:Member
Sometimes in life you need to hit the reset button, recharge the brain, and let the world pass you by for a few hours. Music does that for me, and in particular modern/neo classical music the likes of Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick and this man, Olafur Arnalds, excel in.
My wife loves this genre, and we're lucky to have 6music DJ Mary Anne Hobbs champion it over here, so we have been introduced to some beautiful music we probably wouldn't have discovered otherwise. I mentioned my wife's love of this genre a while back and the kind people at @mercurykx sent us Olafur Arnalds new record a week early, and it is truly a wonderful thing!
There is thoughtful, meditative piano pieces alongside more synth led work, and an amazing song featuring SOHN is a highlight. We've spent the weekend listening to Re:Member and it is perfect music to unwind to, and in my opinion, Arnalds best work to date (the synths help - I love synth music!) and in particular makes an ideal companion to Jon Hopkins latest. The album artwork is beautifully abstract too, which the little man spent a long time staring at.
This is a superb album, and one that will get a lot of rotation in our house!
@modernwax August Vinyl Challenge day 20, Picture Disc; Ozzy Osbourne - Ultimate Live Ozzy. This is a 3 song picture disc EP with The Ultimate Sin, Never Know Why, and Thank God For The Bomb from The Ultimate Sin album on both sides.