Johann Johannsson – Gold Dust (EP) (2021) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Johann Johannsson – Gold Dust (EP) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 22:37 minutes | 215 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Redbird Music

Composer J’ohann J’ohannsson (1969-2018) wrote music for a wide array of media, including theatre, dance, television, and films. His work is stylized by its blending of classical instrumentation with electronic elements.

J’ohann’s body of work contains previously unreleased music never used by the projects it was composed for – held in purgatory by the constraints of the capitalist industrial machine. Gold Dust, available now via Redbird Music, is a selection of meaningful fragments hatched in a suspended state of reality to provide an armor that can be dissolved only when those pieces trigger the senses.

During his lifetime, J’ohann produced studio albums with Touch, 4AD, 130701, and Deutsche Grammophon, which released his last solo record, Orph’ee. His first solo album, Englab”orn (2002, Touch), drew from a broad set of influences, ranging from Erik Satie, Bernard Herrmann, Purcell and Moondog to electronic music issued by labels such as Mille Plateaux and Mego.

A great deal of J’ohann’s work in his last years closely entwined with film: Sicario (2015), the score of which was nominated for all major awards, Arrival (2016), which earned him Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations and such notable film credits as James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything (2014), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

1. Head Full of Mush (08:00)
2. How’s That? (04:46)
3. Watching My Armor Melt (02:02)
4. Flag With a Cross (04:29)
5. Standing in a Golden Field (01:35)
6. She’s Your Gift (02:10)