Posted in music | pictures on May 8, 2009

photos by Chris La Putt

Ólöf Arnalds

Iceland Review: Your sound on that album is acoustic, folksy and quite unique. Is that a style you're going to stick with?

ÓA: When I was making and writing the songs I wasn't thinking in styles. That comes afterwards. The recording style was very determined; I wanted to use tape and wanted to set the rules up against me a little. I recorded both singing and guitar at the same time to make it as live and immediate as possible. I like the danger of whole takes. In the future, the style of my recordings might change because I want to add more musicians and to deal with different things, but I think that the core is the singing and the storytelling.

If I didn't know it was her, I'd barely recognize her. Iceland's Ólöf Arnalds played her third of four NYC shows in a row, last night (5/7). It took place at Scandinavia House in Manhattan. Her set was broken into two parts separated by an interlude (intermission). She was accompanied by a fellow who played guitar and a toy piano. There was free wine and a garden in the back to walk through. She also played Union Hall and Sycamore this week. Tonight's show is with Bjork at Housing Works (5/8). More pictures from last night below...

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Comments (13)

looked exciting.

not

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 11:36 AM

guess she's exciting enough to open for bjork.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 11:38 AM

why don't you at least listen to her music before commenting on the excitement level, you disembodied digital douchebags

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 11:56 AM

awesome alliteration work! A+++++

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 11:59 AM

What time did Sharon Jones storm the stage and show these people how to do it?

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 12:00 PM

were any of you douches even there? it was a great show. maybe you should come next time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 12:18 PM

you cool guys should have a contest of who can use the most forms of the word douche in one post.
ps: you're all dicks

Posted by momtheysaidiwouldbecoolifisaidit | May 8, 2009 1:07 PM

i'm not a guy

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 1:34 PM

and i'm not "cool"

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 1:36 PM

so thanks "momtheysaid blah blah blah"

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 1:37 PM

Girls usually look cute in a Mia-Farrow-way when they cut their hair really short like that. But Olof, not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 4:35 PM

Little piano oh so cute. Lost in the forest.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 11:18 PM

Her song "crazy car" about kria brekkan is awesome and she oozes charisma on stage. See her.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:43 AM

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