The new project of Icelandic classical prodigy Ólafur Arnalds teams up with Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen - myspace.com/kiasmos. In order to shorten the waiting period on Arnalds’ forthcoming new album, Erased Tapes Records released their first tracks ‘65’ and ‘Walled’ on March 30, 2009. As huge fans of label colleague Ryan Lee West alias Rival Consoles, Arnalds and Rasmussen share this debut split 12”/Download release ‘65/Milo’ with West, who contributes three more acidy, electro-laden tracks - ‘Milo’, ‘Func’ and ‘ARP’. After Arnalds had worked several times as a sound engineer for Rasmussen’s main project Bloodgroup, the two musicians discovered their common love for minimal, experimental techno music. At first they only met on weekends for a few drinks, and used the time to create experimental sounds with beats and various samples. The project developed and it became more serious – the result is Kiasmos.Rasmussen, who has more experience with electronic music, usually crafts the beginning of the songs. As both have touring commitments, Rasmussen sends the first beats via email. With Arnalds’ good ear for pure and timeless melodies, he is then responsible for the overall song structure and the fine-tuning.