Track: Kiasmos reveal beautiful juxtaposition of modern classical and electronica on new track, Burst

Kiasmos, the collaborative project of Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and Faroese musician Janus Rasmussen, is back with exciting news about their forthcoming album ‘II’, slated for release on July 5th via Erased Tapes. To kick things off, they’ve unveiled a mesmerizing new single titled “Burst” and announced new live performances, including a show at London’s Troxy in September.

From their beginnings in the late 2000s, Kiasmos has evolved into a powerhouse duo known for their captivating blend of earthy strings and bubbling electronics. “Burst” epitomizes this fusion—an amalgamation of beautiful, ethereal melodies woven seamlessly with Berlin-inspired beats. Arnalds and Rasmussen showcase their intimate understanding of melody in this track, grabbing listeners with its magnetic allure and holding their attention, with this heady mix of melancholy and contemplation.

The song is a juxtaposition of organic and synthetic elements, with ethereal strings soaring over intricate electronic textures. Kiasmos has mastered the art of creating music that is simultaneously intimate and expansive, drawing listeners into a world where classical sensibilities meet pulsating rhythms. “Burst” sets the stage for what promises to be an exceptional album from this innovative duo, offering a tantalizing taste of their musical evolution and collaborative prowess.

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