“Only the rhythm of love escapes the harmonies.”

“Old Skin” by Ólafur Arnalds featuring Arnór Dan | I was surprised to see Ólafur Arnalds’ latest album For Now I Am Winter at Fully Booked (but then again, I shouldn’t be surprised) so I mentioned him to Immie, my Cookista friend who loves the Icelandic multi-instrumentalist (and sometime death metal band drummer). I first encountered his songs while covering So You Think You Can Dance, his stuff backing the more heart-wrenching contemporary routines. Then she comes in and expresses her love for him, leading me to this track and a handful of others. Most of his stuff is instrumental, but occasionally he collaborates with vocalists, like Arnór Dan on this one, as well as “No. Other” (which is Immie’s favorite off the new album) and “So Close”, which should be familiar if you’re watching the Tenth solve crimes on Broadchurch. (I haven’t seen it myself. Is it really that good?) [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)

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