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5.0 out of 5 stars Ólafur Arnalds' best work, bar none!, March 8, 2011
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This review is from: & They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness (Audio CD)
I believe that Iceland is a magical place unlike any other in the world. The water brings eternal life. The landscape is barren yet gorgeous in all its emptiness. You can even reach the center of the earth from Iceland. But what amazes me the most is the amazing people that Iceland has spawned. First Sigur Ros, and now this wonderful musician, Ólafur Arnalds. He has released one album and a few EPs over the past few years, but "...and They have Escaped the Weight of Darkness" is by far his most elegant, haunting work. If you are in doubt, please listen to "Hęgt, kemur ljósiš", "Tungliš", and, of course, the Icelandic-titled title track, "Žau Hafa Sloppiš Undan žunga Myrkursins". This music may not have vocals, but it is not the "new-age dread" you might think it is. This is a highly recommended release from an extremely talented artist.
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Initial post: Aug 1, 2012 3:25:30 PM PDT
Riganator says:
Don't forget Bjrok.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 11:16:38 PM PDT
H. Mclean says:
Or Johann Johannsson

Posted on May 23, 2013 4:13:32 AM PDT
K. B. Noonan says:
Gobi, your first few simple sentences describing Iceland are in themselves "elegant, haunting," and in plain fact - beautiful. In just these few, you have taken me to a landscape I've only seen from the air but now, through your words, have inhabited. And I thank you.
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