This story actually starts here. Both musicians knew each other from before, they had done a couple of gigs together, but after their 2011 jam at the Roter Salon in Berlin, they decided they wanted to really work together. Shortly after that public improv set, Ólafur Arnalds contacted Nils Frahm with the proposal of making “some music” at the Berlin Frahm studios one weekend. Those sessions, in which Anne Müller also participated on cello, resulted in 30 minutes of ambient material, which they then decided to follow up in October with a second encounter, in Arnalds' studio in Reykjavik. The result of all that work is “Stare”, a 3-track EP (25 minutes in total) floating in an eminently electronic ambient sky.
“Stare” will be out on 10” vinyl and digital from Record Store Day, 21st April, on, though it will also be available through the Erased Tapes online store.