Watch: Olafur Arnalds – Near Light

Crafted by Lam Ho Tak

Hong Kong artist Lam Ho Tak has crafted a beautiful video for the Olafur Arnalds track ‘Near Light’.

Last year Icelandic artist Olafur Arnalds set himself a challenge. The musician decided to write and record an EP in only a few days, using video cameras to show fans the creative process.

Released as ‘Living Room Songs’ the results were fragile, beautiful, inspired. Out on Erased Tapes, the music seems to be making an impact with Hong Kong artist Lam Ho Tak inspired to craft a new video.

Using the track ‘Near Light’ as a point of inspiration, Lam Ho Tak completed a new clip. Working completely alone, Erased Tapes didn’t hire the director – he simply felt moved enough to craft a short film.

Placed online, you can stream the video for ‘Near Light’ below.

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Olafur Arnalds has confirmed plans for a full European tour, in which he will visit material from a number of recent projects. Sadly no British shows as yet, although those are said to be in the pipeline.

European dates as follows:
11th March 2012 Sala Apolo, Barcelona Spain
12th March 2012 Teatro Lara, Madrid Spain
14th March 2012 Botanique, Brussels Belgium
15th March 2012 Muziekgebuow, Eindhoven Netherlands
17th March 2012 Milk Club, Moscow Russia
19th March 2012 Hipnoza, Katowice Poland
20th March 2012 Blue Note, Poznan Poland
21st March 2012 Impart, Wroclaw Poland
22nd March 2012 Lindenpark, Potsdam Germany
23rd March 2012 Schauburg, Dresden Germany
24th March 2012 Centralstation, Darmstadt Germany
25th March 2012 Palac Akropolis, Prague Czech Republic
26th March 2012 Stadtsaal, Wien Austria
28th March 2012 Muffathalle, Munchen Germany
29th March 2012 Posthof 1, Linz Austria
31st March 2012 Moods, Zürich Switzerland
1st April 2012 Auditorium Paganini, Parma Italy
2nd April 2012 Teatro Rasi, Ravenna Italy
3rd April 2012 Brancaleone, Rome, Italy

Olafur Arnalds website.

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