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Fordlandia [Digipak]
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Album: Fordlandia [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Fordlândia More Info... 0:13
2)    Melodia (i) More Info... 0:02
3)    The Rocket Builder More Info... 0:06
4)    Melodia (ii) More Info... 0:01
5)    Fordlandia-aerial View More Info... 0:04
6)    Melodia (iii) More Info... 0:03
7)    Chimaerica More Info... 0:03
8)    Melodia (iv) More Info... 0:02
9)    The Great God Pan Is Dead More Info... 0:05
10)    Melodia (Guidelines for a Space Propulsion Device Based On Heim's Quantum Theory) More Info... 0:09
11)    How We Left Fordlandia More Info... 0:15
 

Album: Fordlandia [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Fordlândia More Info... 0:13
2)    Melodia (i) More Info... 0:02
3)    The Rocket Builder More Info... 0:06
4)    Melodia (ii) More Info... 0:01
5)    Fordlandia-aerial View More Info... 0:04
6)    Melodia (iii) More Info... 0:03
7)    Chimaerica More Info... 0:03
8)    Melodia (iv) More Info... 0:02
9)    The Great God Pan Is Dead More Info... 0:05
10)    Melodia (Guidelines for a Space Propulsion Device Based On Heim's Quantum Theory) More Info... 0:09
11)    How We Left Fordlandia More Info... 0:15
 
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  • Personnel: J?hann J?hannsson (guitar, piano, organ, electric organ, electronics); City of Prague Philharmonic Chorus (vocals); Una Sveinbjarnard?ttir, Hrafnkell Orri Egilsson , Greta Gudmundsdottir, Gudmundur Kristmundsson (strings); Gudni Franzson (clarinet); Gudmundur Sigurdsson (organ); Matth?as Hemstock (percussion, electronics); City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus.
  • Audio Mixers: Finmur Hakonarsson; J?hann J?hannsson.
  • Arranger: J?hann J?hannsson.
  • Johann Johannsson's second album in a conceptual trilogy about American technology (the first being IBM 1401, A USER'S MANUAL), 2008's FORDLANDIA finds the lauded Icelandic composer once again working his mesmerizing modern-classical magic. Closest in its sweeping orchestral scale to his own gorgeous ENGLABORN, the recording features tracks inspired by auto magnate Henry Ford's ill-fated Brazilian settlement, including the majestic title track and "The Rocket Builder (Io Pan!)," an achingly melancholy piece.
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t proffers somberly beautiful waves of vertiginous strings that swell into towering, Arvo Part-like clouds of pathos..."
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