Fordlândia (CD)


Jóhann Jóhannsson

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Amoeba Review

James Elliott 05/31/2010


2008’s Fordlandia is post-classical composer Johann Johannsson’s second full-length for the 4AD label. The record also ranks as one of Johannsson’s best efforts. Loosely themed around a section of land in Brazil purchased by Henry Ford for farming rubber trees, the music here is very carefully measured and extremely beautiful. Of the recent crop of post-classical composers like Max Richter or Peter Broderick, Johannsson’s music stands out as some of the most formalist. Fordlandia tempers this tendency a bit with deft use of post-production effects that bring the sound up to date with some mesmerizing processing and subtle beats. This stunning record will appeal to fans of post-Eno ambient composition as well as those who have been following recent developments in modern classical music. Highly recommended.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Fordlândia
Jóhann Jóhannsson 13:42
2.
Melodia (i)
Jóhann Jóhannsson 01:56
3.
The Rocket Builder (Lo Pan!)
Jóhann Jóhannsson 06:24
4.
Melodia (ii)
Jóhann Jóhannsson 01:48
5.
Fordlândia -- Aerial View
Jóhann Jóhannsson 04:32
6.
Melodia (iii)
Jóhann Jóhannsson 03:12
7.
Chimaerica
Jóhann Jóhannsson 03:22
8.
Melodia (iv)
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:45
9.
The Great God Pan Is Dead
Jóhann Jóhannsson 04:55
10.
Melodia (Guidelines for a Space Propulsion Device Based on Heim's Quantum Theory)
Jóhann Jóhannsson 09:03
11.
How We Left Fordlândia
Jóhann Jóhannsson 15:24

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