Johannsson, Johannn / Forldlandia
Album: Forldlandia   Collection:Classical
Artist:Johannsson, Johannn   Added:Nov 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-15 Pull Date: 2009-05-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 17 May 3 Apr 19 Apr 12 Apr 5 Mar 29 Mar 22
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 4 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 12, 2009: auditory shadowboxing: flyweight champions of olde timey radio
Melodia (Guidelines For A Propulsion Device Based On Heim's Quantum Theory)
4. Apr 15, 2009: KZSU's Hearatbleeps
The Great God Pan Is Dead
2. Apr 29, 2009: "In Your Ear ..." with Bug, another last minute show
5. Apr 10, 2009: orangeasm
3. Apr 18, 2009: Music Casserole
The Rocket Building (Io Pan!)
6. Apr 04, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Nicht Religions Adverts
The Rocket Building (Io Pan!)

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-03-11
Very pleasant & pretty sounding soundtrack-ish/new composer/classical sounds from Iceland. This is a multi-layered concept record dealing with 4 different interlocking stories. Some of which you can imagine in your head by reading the liner notes by reading this. Also, one of the likely thematic influences on this is the Jack Parsons bio “Sex and Rockets” (a very good read).

((((1)))) Long, ambient in places, very somber and cinematic.
((((2))) Sad clarinet & bassoon (?) with a few strings. Quite cyclical and eventually gets quiet near the end.
((((((3)))))) Slow violin, spacious with a few sparse, modern electronics & beats along with total Nordic doom piano.
(((4))) Minimal, sad, spacious clarinet & bassoon.
(((5))) Pretty typical soundtrack-y music with sad violins and weepyness abound.
((((6)))) Sparse, minimal piano with small layer of ambience in the middle.
((((7)))) Ambient funeral dirge. Bleak as fuck but good.
(((8))) Clarinet, bassoon & light strings, something like “ambient chamber jazz”?
(((((9))))) Pretty choral vocals, slowly but steadily cascading across the horizon. Not far from Avo Part.
((((10))))) Mid-paced and long organ & strings, piece gets more modern & louder in the latter half. Interesting stuff.
(((11))) Very long piece incorporating a slow but steady build up with moody strings. Drags on a bit but OK for “background sound”.

Track Listing
1. Fordlandia   6. Melodia (Iii)
2. Melodia (I)   7. Chimaerica
3. The Rocket Building (Io Pan!)   8. Melodia (Iv)
4. Melodia (Ii)   9. The Great God Pan Is Dead
5. Fordlandia - Aerial View   10. Melodia (Guidelines For A Propulsion Device Based On Heim's Quantum Theory)
  11. How We Left Fordlandia