Ólafur ArnaldsAnother Happy Day (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Label:Erased Tapes Records – eratp038lp
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Genre:Classical, Stage & Screen
Style:Score, Contemporary


A1The Land Of Nod2:33
A2Through The Screen1:42
A3Before The Calm1:19
A4Lynn's Theme1:56
A5Alice Enters2:58
A6The Wait3:35
B1A Family Stroll2:11
B3Out To Sea4:10
B4Autumn Day3:27
B5Everything Must Change6:38

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This is the score for the film "Another Happy Day" by Sam Levinson.

Recorded at Studio Hljóðriti, Iceland.
Mastered at Durton Studio, Berlin.

℗ + © 2011 Erased Tapes Records Ltd. under exclusive license from DIMS Film, LLC.
Made in the EU.
33⅓ rpm

Packaging: Comes with a black inner sleeve containing a sticker with a download code and cards of the movie and other Olafur Arnalds releases. Limited to 2000 copies according to Erased Tapes.

Runouts are etched

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On stricker, string): 4050486062050
  • Barcode (On stricker, text): 4 050486 062050
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 97137E1/A ERATP038LPS IDE A ERASED TAPES RECORDS LTD.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 97137E2/A ERATP038LP SIDE B ERASED TAPES RECORDS LTD.
  • Label Code: LC 15952

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Another Happy Day (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (LP, Test Pressing)Erased Tapes RecordsERATP038 TPUK2011
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Another Happy Day (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (CD, Album)Erased Tapes Recordseratp038cdEurope2012
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Another Happy Day (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (11×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Erased Tapes RecordsnoneEurope2012



  • ekiel's avatar
    This is a beautiful 5-star soundtrack that is unfortunately marred by a subpar pressing full of pops and cracks.
    • Headphone_Commute's avatar
      Why does the music by Ólafur Arnalds makes me want to cry? What is it about that specific arrangement of notes, rhythm and chord progression that brings the tears to my eyes? How can melancholy, sadness and pure heartache radiate from sound and seep so thoroughly through my heart? Perhaps it wouldn’t be a surprise that he is a perfect candidate for a movie soundtrack, as is the case with Another Happy Day, a film by Sam Levinson, a Sundance winner for Best Screenplay. Having not seen the film, and judging by the music alone, I wonder if it’s truly about a happy day at all…

      I’ve been following the works of Arnalds ever since his 2007 debut, Eulogy For Evolution, released by Erased Tapes Records. Since the first note, I knew that this was a young artist to keep my eye on, with his delicate and majestic touch for modern classical composition with a minimal sprinkle of electronics. In 2009, Arnalds once again proved to the world that Iceland may have something in the water after releasing Dyad 1909 and Found Songs. Every year since, we were lovingly cradled by the latest album from Óli, all packaged by the wonderful London based Erased Tapes.

      In October 2011, Arnalds started working on a Living Room Songs project, releasing one song per day for an entire week. The music was played, recorded, and even filmed live in his Reykjavik living room. This is an amazing project for many reasons! First of all, the music is as always absolutely stunning. Second, it was incredible to witness a daily new track. And last, but not least, the videos showed Arnalds at work with a small group of friends on the strings playing live! Thankfully to Erased Tapes, Living Room Songs were released as an album (which also included illustrations for each song).

      Throughout the Another Happy Day soundtrack there’s a central theme, explored and finally exploded in all of its intensity in “Out To Sea“, and echoed in the themes of preceding tracks. Re-listening to Arnalds’ earlier works I can tell that his production, composition, and overall musicianship have improved over the last four years, and I’m looking forward to many more years to come! The album is released on a CD and a double LP on February 28th, 2012, on the ever gorgeous Erased Tapes! Jump to Arnalds’ home page, where you can watch a documentary on this musician, and download some sheet music in PDF. Absolutely essential!


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