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Ólafur Arnalds
For Now I Am Winter - MERCURY CLASSICS
FILTER Grade: 89%

By Laura Studarus on April 4, 2013

 

Ólafur Arnalds

It only takes a glance at the song titles of Ólafur Arnalds’ new album to understand where the Icelandic pianist is coming from. Peppered with tracks such as “This Place Was a Shelter,” “Only the Winds” and “Old Skin,” For Now I Am Winter is filled with widescreen ambitions that deliver on every count. Coupled with vocals from singer Arnór Dan, Arnalds’ delicate orchestral compositions are sure to endure long past the thaw and into the spring. 

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