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Jóhann Jóhannsson – Englabörn & Variations

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

Small classical string ensemble with modern electronic elements.

Thoughts

Masterful… this might be a ‘5’ in time.

Tracks typically unfold through repetition that’s effective at building tension. As it’s structured like a soundtrack this repetition becomes a drag at times. But the breaks from the repetitive songs cover a range of emotion from high joy on “eg heyroi allt an pess ao hlusta”, to the modern “odi et amo” with it’s synthetic voice like on oh Superman.

Fantastic

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/J%C3%B3hann-J%C3%B3hannsson-Englab%C3%B6rn-Variations/release/11763515

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hFlsR_y2t4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdfdN4uAdFY
Spotify