Ólafur Arnalds has created his own platform.
When the Icelandic artist released his debut album in 2007 it seemed hopelessly left field, but somehow his fusion of modern classical and avant electronics found an audience.
Building on this, he's practically created an entire genre, all while continually challenging in the process.
Whether that's his long running solo endeavours or the joint Kiasmos project, Ólafur Arnalds always seems immersed in new visions for sound, how it can be used and where it should be housed.
As a result, he's the perfect choice to curate Peaceful Music, a groundbreaking venture between Universal Music Group and Apple Music.
A series of artist ambassadors oversee the playlist, able to twist and tease the central theme however they choose.
Fresh from the release of last year's 're:member' album and with 110 live shows in the books for 2019, the Icelandic composer has a lot of ideas to share.
Ólafur Arnalds says: “My choice of music for this playlist aims to take the listener on a journey through different musical landscapes, whilst maintaining a sense of tranquility. It also gives me a chance to share new music that I love with people everywhere.”
Clash has obtained this video of the composer discussing the project, his aims, and what he thinks it can achieve.
Dive in now.
Moving from his own work to Jon Hopkins, Aphex Twin, and more, Ólafur Arnalds' Peaceful Music playlist more than lives up to its title - tune in now.
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