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Ólafur Arnalds to curate latest Late Night Tales compilation

26 April 2016, 14:41 | Written by Laurence Day

Ólafur Arnalds is the latest artist confirmed to curate a Late Night Tales compilation/mix.

The Icelandic composer's mix will feature noises from Jai Paul, Julianna Barwick, Samaris, James Blake, and more, including an three exclusive tracks from Arnalds (one's a cover of Destiny's Child's "Say My Name"), an exclusive Odesza instrumental, and an exclusive from Arnalds' techno project Kiasmos. David Tennant also contributes a spoken word piece at the end.

Arnalds says of his Late Night Tales instalment:

“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.”

Late Night Tales: Ólafur Arnalds is out 24 June.

Listen to Arnalds' "Kinesthesia I" below. Check out the trailer after, and the tracklist beneath that.


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)

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