Jóhann Jóhannsson (born September 19, 1969) is an Icelandic composer and producer. The BBC has called him "an intrepid musical enigma" and his work has been called "elegant, haunting and melancholic". His music is frequently informed by minimalism, film music, baroque music and drone music and combines classical orchestration with electronic music. He was born in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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The Miners’ Hymns 2011
Reviewed by Spencer Grady
A gorgeous brass-based requiem for northeast England’s former mining community.
Reviewed by Martin Longley
Supremely calming without being in any way bland.
Reviewed by Tim Nelson
Reissue of the year, without a doubt.