Olafur Arnalds – Check out some great minimalist classical soundscapes

Photo by Flickr user “ScaryDan” – from the Olafur Arnalds Flickr Pool art project!

Check out Olafur’s work (you can also download some of his songs here for free to check it out). Love the minimalist, airy feel and classical tunes with a modern sensibility. Because he is Icelandic, I obviously picture listening to this sitting at a rickety pine table in a whitewashed pine farmhouse, looking out the midwinter landscape with a wash of frozen trees. You will too, when you listen to it. This young guy is really talented, I can’t imagine where and when you find the inner peace to come up with and compose this type of work. I am not even allowed to HAVE a piano in my apartment (specifically stated on the lease!)