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Olafur Arnalds - Re:Member + String Quartets Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Olafur Arnalds
Re:Member + String Quartets Record Store Day 2019 Edition
12"+7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Mercury Classics)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Classical Music
12” LP of “re:member” (printed single sleeve + black inner sleeve) [5x BRAND NEW cover art versions, packaged and shipped at random + 7” of 3x BRAND NEW String Quartet recordings (printed single sleeve + black inner sleeve), packed together in a transparent PVC Sleeve
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Olafur Arnalds - OST Broadchurch The Final Chapter
Olafur Arnalds
OST Broadchurch The Final Chapter
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Mercury Classics)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
“Broadchurch” is a British television crime drama broadcast on ITV. It was created and written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends.
“Broadchurch” creator Chris Chibnall had long been a fan of Icelandic composer and musician Ólafur Arnalds, and owned all of his albums. While writing “Broadchurch”, Chibnall listened constantly to Ólafur's music. He later told Ólafur that the "entire feel of the show was inspired by" his music.

Ólafur agreed to join the production in December 2012. To compose the music for the first series of Broadchurch, Ólafur read the show's scripts to put himself in the right mood. He also researched sounds which might be heard in the Dorset area. He then improvised at the piano and composed several themes, some for the series as a whole and some for characters. Ólafur also composed certain sounds using synthesisers and electronic sound generators to go with certain spaces, such as the cliffs. Once he saw the completed footage for the first episode, he rearranged some themes to fit the imagery, and composed some new themes as well. Because there was so little time between his being hired and the air date, Ólafur composed very quickly and spent very long days at work. He had just four months to generate about 30 minutes of sound and music for each episode, spending one-and-a-half to two weeks on the music for each episode. Despite the time crunch, Ólafur credited Chibnall's relaxed attitude as the key to the music's success.

The music for Broadchurch deliberately avoided a typical orchestral score, which Ólafur felt sounded too large and perfect. The score was written for a string quartet and piano, accompanied by electronic sound. Recording, which took just five days, was done in an empty church in Reykjavik. The musical soundtrack to Broadchurch series one includes four pieces: "So Close" (the only one to have lyrics), "Suspects", "Arcade", and "Broken". "So Close" plays at the end of each episode. Ólafur collaborated with the singer Arnór Dan of the Icelandic band Agent Fresco, with whom he had worked on his third studio album, For Now I Am Winter, released in February 2013. Arnór wrote the vocal melody, while Ólafur wrote the rest of the song. Chibnall contributed the lyrics. According to Chibnall, the song holds clues to the killer's identity.
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