Kiasmos Brings Experimental Techno to North America In Spring 2015

May 7th, 2015


kiasmos tour 2015
Heads up, techno fans — experimental duo Kiasmos is heading on a North American tour this spring. Janus Rasmussen and Ólafur Arnalds, the team known as Kiasmos, hail from Reykjavík, Iceland and have been creating experimental sounds together for years. Kiasmos, named after criss-cross structures (chiasmus), embodies their namesake as Arnalds, a neo-classic composer, combines his classical training with Rasmussen’s electronic influences. This leads to an overall symphonic sound, a minimalistic techno that is emotive in nature and creative in composition.



This isn’t the techno EDM fans are used to: it’s introspective, free-flowing, and hypnotic. But it’s rhythmic, electronic, and distinctive, making Kiasmos a standout act in the current electronic scene. Standout tracks like “Burnt” and “Held” are more reminiscent of a film score than a dancefloor hit — each track provides a handful of ascending, pure melodies to both inspire and impress audiences.
Support on this tour comes from UK’s Rival Consoles and Brooklyn duo Beacon.

5/26 (Tue): Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn

5/27 (Wed): The Bowery Ballroom, NYC

5/28 (Thu): Brighton Music Hall, Boston




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With a love of dance music stemming from countless years of dance lessons and bass-thumping car rides with her music-obsessed father, Sarah Ribeiro is a Hartford-raised music addict who moved to Boston in the pursuit of a supportive and open nightlife scene. A passion for learning and a willingness to grow has pulled her out of her trancehead sphere and exposed her to a crazy variety of music and introduced her to some of the most amazing people (and events) Boston has to offer. A writer and social mediac, her main interests are music, literature, technology, art, and her first love: the city of Boston.

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