Olafur Arnalds Shows His Reddit Stripes
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 04, 2013

  • Posted by: Matt Howard

Icelandic multi-instrumentalist, producer, and former hardcore band drummer Olafur Arnalds has caught the music world's attention, and we purchased our first class ticket aboard the neo-classicist train following his stellar performance at our SXSW party, which NPR's Bob Boilen listed as one of the festival's 15 Essential Moments. On Tuesday, he released his third full length, For Now I Am Winter, and to celebrate, he did what any and every brilliant musical mind would - he hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).

For those unfamiliar to the world of Reddit, it's the wild and wonderful place where all the funny things you're seeing on Facebook appeared a month ago. It's also an extraordinary source of information and offers a personalized community for weirdos of every fandom and fetish.

Yesterday, Olafur hosted his own thread allowing fans to ask him anything they pleased. What we found out were some pretty interesting facts about the guy, like the film soundtracks from which he's drawn inspiration and interest in modern classical music. There were of course the amusing quirks here and there, but we're pretty sure the wackos were held at bay as they trolled Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips who was simultaneously hosting his own AMA.

Here are a few of our favorite moments from Olafur Arnald's AMA:


Olafur proved his Reddit credibility.





See the animated gif on his tumblr



Talked about Batman (further proving his Reddit credibility).



"Sudden Throw"


"A Stutter"



Talked modern classical.



Yeah, not very surprised with this one...


And of course, he chatted about cats.



Read the full AMA here.

For Now I Am Winter is out now.

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