Orphée (CD)


Jóhann Jóhannsson

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Amoeba Review

09/14/2016

Icelandic electronic artist and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson won accolades for scoring The Theory of Everything and Sicario, and now he’s back with his first solo work in years, Orphée. Tackling themes of death, rebirth, and memory inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus and French filmmaker Jean Cocteau’s 1950 take on the story, the album calls to my mind the work of Arvo Part and Phillip Glass. Jóhannsson’s music treads some heavy terrain here and covers a lot of ground, the compositions at times fragile and yearning, haunting and cinematic, lush and hopeful — mirroring, of course, the story of Orpheus’ descent into the underworld. It’s not all darkness, though; the songs, especially towards the second half of the album, are often piercingly beautiful and achingly alive.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Flight From The City
Jóhann Jóhannsson 06:31
2.
A Song For Europa
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:34
3.
The Drowned World
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:21
4.
A Deal With Chaos
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:06
5.
A Pile Of Dust
Jóhann Jóhannsson 04:51
6.
A Sparrow Alighted Upon Our Shoulder
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:27
7.
Fragment I
Jóhann Jóhannsson 01:25
8.
By The Roes, And By The Hinds Of The Field
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:39
9.
The Radiant City
Jóhann Jóhannsson 03:31
10.
Fragment II
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:12
11.
The Burning Mountain
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:46
12.
De Luce Et Umbra
Jóhann Jóhannsson 02:29
13.
Good Morning, Midnight
Jóhann Jóhannsson 03:18
14.
Good Night, Day
Jóhann Jóhannsson 03:58
15.
Orphic Hymn
Jóhann Jóhannsson 03:27

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