Fordlandia - Johann Johannsson
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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. With Jóhannsson's surety of touch, Fordlândia becomes a wonderfully intense piece of work.
  3. A work of astonishing beauty with a time travel concept more out-there than Bjork's ever been. [Dec 2008, p.133]
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    Much looser and more interpretative than its predecessor. [Jan 2008, p.111]
  5. An ambitiously themed, leftfield, modern classical album that not only impresses, but totally enthrals.
  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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