The Swan Song

As I was looking up Jóhann Jóhannsson's IMDB page I noticed that there were years under his name (1969–2018), I was concerned but wouldn't believe it. It seemed like just a year ago I was watching his interview on the Arrival Blu-Ray and was enthralled by his approach (not including the attack on the piano notes so he could get that low hum present throughout the film).

Then....I got the confirmation

It's no secret that I've been wowed by Arrival. Though I am unfortunately limited to current releases...I'm going to relish the fact that I have the privilege of going backwards. I haven't listened to two other collaborations of Jóhann with Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners & Sicario), and as I was looking him up on Spotify....I remembered that he also released solo albums. 

As I go through album after album, I am reminded that I would likely return to them once I spend time on fine tuning my 'focus playlist'. Though I am more of a 'full silence' kind of person --- sometimes I am able to integrate music (especially during repetitive tasks).

Usually, if you ask me to give you a Neo Classical to consider, my go-to would be Ólafur Arnalds. Now after listening to tracks from 'The Mercy', I think Jóhann will now be the person who comes to mind. It kind of reminds me of how I felt while listening to the score of 'The Holiday' for the first time because I didn't know that Hans Zimmer did the score. 

There's also the playfulness of certain tracks. For example 'The Good Ship Teignmouth Electron' could possibly find its way in one of the scenes of 'The Holiday' 

Ready to share your discovery story? Here's your official invite!

(Continuing with the gif from this entry. It's my favourite siblings from Season 1 of Rectify)

Feeling the feels with you,

PS: Look for the online link to this message
to see the gif! If it doesn't
show up, you can grab the link from the archive.

PPS: Some additional options to help you find
the next track you get excited about! :)

PPPS: I've decided to do away looking for gif fillers
within the entry and just focus on finding photos
for each entry header (bye bye my bench photo!). The
photo for this entry
is courtesy of Steve Lundqvist. I thought
that image would reflect the possibility that Johan was able to just relax between projects.

PPPPS: Because I have been asked if there is a playlist that has all
the discoveries from the project...I have obliged. If you spot a track that
doesn't have a corresponding may have yet to be scheduled.
I know! I should put together a YouTube Playlist too as a number of
live performances are quite different from the studio version.

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