Olafur Arnalds is set to chair the latest instalment of the Late Night Tales mix series.
The Icelandic composer was invited to take part some while ago, but - due to his fastidious nature - it has taken some time to piece together.
Olafur Arnalds explains:
“When I was asked to do the next installation of the Late Night Tales series I thought "This will be fun and easy, only a couple of days work. No problem!". Six months later, I was still pulling my hair out in some kind of quest to make the perfect mix. As someone who has never really done mixes before, I learned a lot of things along the way and the whole experience was very inspiring. I decided to approach the mix in a similar way as I would one of my scores. This is the soundtrack of my life. I included songs from many of my friends and collaborators and tried to deliver a mix that represents who I am as an artist and where my influences are coming from - both personally and musically.”
Surprises include a cover of 'Say My Name' by Destiny's Child, as well as an appearance from David Tennant, reading a story by Anam Sufi.
Check out a preview below.
1. Hjálmar Lárusson and Jónbjörn Gíslason - Jómsvíkingarímur - Ýta Eigi Feldi Rór
2. Julianna Barwick - Forever
3. Koreless - Last Remnants
4. Odesza - How Did I Get Here (Instrumental) (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
5. Anois - A Noise
6. Samaris - Góða Tungl
7. Ólafur Arnalds - RGB (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
8. Rival Consoles - Pre
9. Four Tet - Lion (Jamie xx Remix)
10. Jai Paul - Jasmine
11. James Blake - Our Love Comes Back
12. Spooky Black - Pull
13. Ólafur Arnalds ft. Arnór Dan - Say My Name (Exclusive Cover Version)
14. Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson - And still they move
15. Kiasmos - Orgoned (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
16. Ólafur Arnalds - Kinesthesia I (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
17. Hjaltalín - Etheral
18. David Tennant - Undone (Exclusive Spoken Word)
Photo Credit: Heiko Prigge