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Kiasmos Flown EP credit Maximilian Konig

Kiasmos preview forthcoming album with new single, "Sailed"

28 May 2024, 14:06 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Kiasmos, the duo of Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and Faroese musician Janus Rasmussen, have shared "Sailed" as the new single from their long-awaited second album, II.

Following the recently dropped EP, Flown, and previous single "Burst", they return with "Sailed", which Arnalds describes as "one of the more playful processes during the making of this record was the creation of Sailed. A no rules kind of affair that resulted in us putting a breakbeat, synthesisers, 808’s, a choir, piano and strings all in the same song. A personal favourite of mine from the record and one I’ve been looking forward to sharing with the world."

Rasmussen adds: "This song indicated that we had an album ready. It serves as a summary of the work we've dedicated to this project over the years. It's like the essence of Kiasmos in 2024, which excites me. This song has a slightly broken beat, synths, strings, and a lot of tension—to me, it has it all."

The track comes ahead of their sold out show at London's Outernet tomorrow night, with an Autumn show at Troxy already announced for later this year, as well as international headline and festival appearances.

II will be released on 5 July via Erased Tapes, and is available to pre-order now. For more information on their forthcoming live dates, visit

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