After the collaborative track with RY X, Icelandic composer and pianist Ólafur Arnalds has announced the release of a new album called some kind of peace which will be out on November 6th via Mercury KX. It features Bonobo, Josin and JFDR. We already shared “Back to The Sky”, “Woven Song” and “We Contain Multitudes”; “Loom” is a new excerpt.
It is a world-colliding moment between Bonobo and Ólafur on ‘some kind of peace.’ The collaboration itself came about organically and suitably in-the-moment for the pair, as Ólafur describes…
“I am a long time fan of Bonobo and have been fortunate enough to get to know Simon as a friend in the last few years. Last year we spent a couple of days in the studio, after traveling and camping in the Icelandic highlands, with no intention other than to spend some quality time with music. Later, as I started working on the album, I kept coming back to that one piece, ‘Loom’, as it felt like the perfect album opener. We kept working on it remotely early this spring and the end result is something I’m incredibly proud of.”
Bonobo talks of his time in Iceland with Olafur –“‘Loom’ was one of the pieces we worked on together during that time. It was a real honour to create something with Ólafur. A friend and someone I admire greatly.”