Iceland's Ólafur Arnalds and the Berlin-based Nils Frahm have teamed up for a joint project. Launching a website for the new partnership, the full-title of the piece is TRANCE FRENDZ – An evening with Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm, and actually takes the form of a 46-minute video featuring new improvised material from the two composers' collaboration.

Arnalds and Frahm have written a joint statement about the collaboration:

"After deciding to release the other studio collaborations, we planned to do a video session of us performing an improvised duo to promote the release. On the 28th of July 2015 we met up at Durton Studio in Berlin, and invited Alexander Schneider and his camera to document it. But instead of ending the session after the first take we continued to improvise throughout the night, ending up with several new pieces written and recorded in 8 hours with no overdubs and no edits.

"We felt there was something special in these songs. They arrived so quickly and so unexpectedly, and at the end of the night we had all this music that sounded unfamiliar even to us – loudly asking to be included in this collection, especially because our friendship and collaboration originally started with live improvisation on stage."

However, it isn't the first time the Erased Tapes labelmates have worked together: they've worked on a number of releases together, including the two-track 7" release Life Story Love And Glory, long-sold-out but recently re-issued 2012 gem StareLoon, recorded last year.

Watch the TRANCE FRENDZ video over at arnaldsfrahm.com.