Electronic music artist Janus Rasmussen‘s solo effort “Vin” has been released today (March 29th 2019). Rasmussen is known more as one half of the Faroese-Icelandic minimal, experimental techno duo Kiasmos (with Ólafur Arnalds) . Alongside the acclaimed pianist and producer Ólafur Arnalds as KIASMOS, Janus Rasmussen has performed at the most esteemed festivals in the world such as INASOUND, Lowlands, Paraíso, BIME, Mad Cool, and Lovebox where they shared the stage alongside some of the most prominent artists in the world including Alesso, Foo Fighters, Major Lazer, Muse, Lana Del Rey, M83, alt-J, Black Coffee, Bonobo, Gorillaz, and Dua Lipa just to name a few. The solo coincidentally was released around ten years after they formed. Janus Rasmussen is not only part of Kiasmos, but also forms part of the Icelandic electro-pop quartet Bloodgroup.
While he’s influenced by artists as vast as Radiohead, Aphex Twin and Leonard Cohen, if you’re a fan of the intricate production elements, the emotional soundscapes, or the soothing harmonies of acts like Jon Hopkins, Christian Löffler, Pantha Du Prince, or Nicolas Jaar, then Janus Rasmussen’s latest release will be the perfect record for your musical collection. Before the full new album, the video for the single ‘Lilla’ was released prior. Watch below.
Released as the second single March 9th (2019) from the newest album, ‘Lilla’ is described (from the bio) as an uplifting deep house experience from start to finish filled with jubilant keyboard melodies, soothing synth chords and a beat that simply inspires the soul. Furthermore, using a very simple structure at its starting point, ‘Lilla’ soon evolves into an intricate masterclass of production as the track grows with each bar, adding layers to an already finely tuned and textured soundscape.
Speaking about ‘Lilla’, Janus Rasmussen said, “Lilla means purple in Faroese and it also happens to be my favourite colour. I thought the song sounded very “lilla” and the name just kind of stuck to it. It’s such a lighthearted song and that connection simply felt natural.”
Janus Rasmussen’s “Vin” is available today (March 29th 2019). Click on the link for other details including live events.
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