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  • Summary: The latest solo album for the Icelandic composer is the second of a planned triology about technology and American brand names.
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  1. In the end, the album is a fascinating musical thesis that can function with or without its brain intact.
  2. 80
    However dry or highbrow it may sound on paper, Johannsson's melodious symphony of strings, electronics and choral elements is totally accessible and, for most of its 60-plus minutes, achingly lovely. [Jan 2008, p.101]
  3. 80
    Much looser and more interpretative than its predecessor. [Jan 2008, p.111]
  4. An ambitiously themed, leftfield, modern classical album that not only impresses, but totally enthrals.
  5. Beautiful, thoughtful, and sad on a grand scale, Fordlandia is nearly as ambitious as the stories it tells, but unlike its source material, it's another success for Jóhannsson.
  6. Fordlândia trilogy is simultaneously skillful, gorgeous, and a bit too polished--they're a pristine composition on a record full of them, but it doesn't gel with the messy, self-destructive historical footnotes that inspired them.
  7. So while Fordlandia may be his prettiest record, it’s arguably his dullest.

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