Thursday, April 30, 2015
025/100 - "Fordlandia" by Jóhann Jóhannsson
"Fordlandia" by Jóhann Jóhannsson is a modern minimalist classical delight that follows seamlessly from "A Winged Victory for the Sullen".
Filled with luscious strings and magical woodwind, haunting choral, atmospheric piano and organ, and subtle electronics; “Fordlandia” delivers in terms of the sound. This sound is underpinned by strong melody and a real focus dynamics, making it fall easily into the soundtrack genre. Whilst based around Henry Ford’s failed rubber plant of the same name, “Fordlandia” isn't a soundtrack but, most definitely, could be.
“Fordlandia” is an exemplary piece from the Icelandic composer, one that displays both poise and balance.
Why only 100 words?