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Found Songs: Ólafur Arnalds' Favourite Albums
Wyndham Wallace , March 11th, 2013 12:56

The Icelandic neo-classical composer and producer takes a break from producing his cinematic soundscapes to pick out his 13 favourite records, ahead of his set at the Barbican tonight


Jon Hopkins and King Creosote - Diamond Mine
I didn’t know about King Creosote, but I’m a big Jon Hopkins fan, and that’s how I learned about this record. Jon is also a friend of mine. He’s someone who I’ve dreamt about collaborating with. I hear this started out because he was producing the King Creosote record, but he did so much on it that in the end they had to release it under both their names. It’s a wonderful record. It’s a really cool contrast between electronic and folk music. ‘Your Own Spell’, the second last track, is my standout.