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Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fordlandia album mp3

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fordlandia album mp3

Performer: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Title: Fordlandia
Country: Japan
Released: 2008
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Experimental, Contemporary
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 818

Fordlandia is the sixth full-length studio album by Icelandic musician Jóhann Jóhannsson.

At his best, Jóhann Jóhannsson displays patience and deploys silence the way traditional composers employ melody and dissonance.

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For an album with no lyrics, Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Fordlandia certainly has a lot of things to say. Narrative grandeur abounds: a Fitzcarraldo-like Brazilian jungle scene, . .

Jóhann Gunnar Jóhannsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ; 19 September 1969 – 9 February 2018) was an Icelandic composer who wrote music for a wide array of media including theatre, dance, television and films.

BPM Profile Fordlândia. Album starts at 97BPM, ends at 76BPM (-21), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Englabörn & Variations.


1 Fordlandia 13:43
2 Melodia (i) 1:56
3 The Rocket Builder (Io Pan!) 6:25
4 Melodia (ii) 1:49
5 Fordlandia - Aerial View 4:33
6 Melodia (iii) 3:12
7 Chimaerica 3:23
8 Melodia (iv) 2:45
9 The Great God Pan Is Dead 4:56
10 Melodia (Guidelines For A Propulsion Device Based On Heim's Quantum Theory) 9:04
11 How We Left Fordlandia 15:25

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Arvato Digital Services – 52943449
  • Published By – Mute Song
  • Recorded At – Barrandov Studios
  • Recorded At – Smecky Music Studios
  • Recorded At – Langholtskirkja
  • Recorded At – Bragernes Kirke
  • Mixed At – Studio Sýrland
  • Mixed At – NTOV, Copenhagen
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Designed At – v23


  • Art Direction, Design – Vaughan Oliver
  • CGI Artist [Rocket Image Manipulation] – Marc Atkins
  • Chorus – The City Of Prague Philharmonic Chorus* (tracks: 1, 9 to 11)
  • Clarinet – Guðni Franzson (tracks: 2, 4, 8)
  • Concertmaster [Concert Master] – Bohumil Kotmel (tracks: 1, 9 to 11)
  • Conductor – Miriam Nemcova* (tracks: 1, 9 to 11)
  • Contractor [Orchestra Contractor] – James Fitzpatrick
  • Design [Assistance] – Chris Bigg , Stuart Munro
  • Design Concept [Artwork Concept] – Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Mastered By – Steve Rooke
  • Mixed By [NTOV] – Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Mixed By [Sýrland] – Finnur Hákonarsson*
  • Orchestra – The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra* (tracks: 1, 9 to 11)
  • Orchestrated By [Orchestration By] – Arnar Bjarnason (tracks: 10, 11), Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Organ [Pipe Organ] – Guðmundur Sigurðsson (tracks: 7)
  • Percussion, Electronics – Matthias M.D. Hemstock* (tracks: 3, 5, 10, 11)
  • Piano, Organ [Pipe Organ, Electric Organ], Guitar, Electronics – Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Recorded By [Orchestra Recorded By] – Jan Holzner
  • Recorded By [Pipe Organ Recorded By - Bragernes] – Thomas Wolden
  • Recorded By [Pipe Organ Recorded By - Langholtskirkja] – Finnur Hákonarsson*
  • Recorded By [Storm Recordings By] – BJ Nilsen* (tracks: 9)
  • Recorded By [String Quartet Recorded By] – Finnur Hákonarsson*
  • Strings – Greta Guðmundsdóttir (tracks: 3, 5), Guðmundur Kristmundsson (tracks: 3, 5), Hrafnkell Orri Egilsson (tracks: 3, 5), Una Sveinbjarnardóttir (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – Jóhann Jóhannsson


Orchestra recorded at Barrandov Studios, Smecky Soundstage, Prague.
String quartet recorded in Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik.
Pipe organ recorded in Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik and Bragernes church in Drammen, Norway.
Additional recordings in Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Tokyo.
Mixed in Sýrland, Reykjavik and in NTOV, Copenhagen.
Mastered at Abbey Road.

Published by Mute Song
Art direction and design at v23.

Manufactured in the UK

Packaging: 6-panel digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 652637281224
  • Barcode (Text): 6 52637 28122 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): arvato digital services 52943449/CAD2812CD 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI LP 73
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0752
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0757
  • Label Code: LC 05807

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Jóhann Jóhannsson Fordlandia ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) 4AD, Beggars Japan none Japan 2008
NTOV7 Jóhann Jóhannsson Fordlandia ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) NTOV NTOV7 US 2013
WPCB10097 Jóhann Jóhannsson Fordlandia ‎(CD, Album) 4AD WPCB10097 Japan 2008
CAD 2812 CD Jóhann Jóhannsson Fordlandia ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) 4AD CAD 2812 CD US 2008
NTOV06 Jóhann Jóhannsson Fordlandia ‎(2xLP, RE) NTOV NTOV06 UK & Europe 2013

Reviews (4)
I would most likely kill to get this on vinyl. Nothing else to be said about it.


Hey, this is coming on 2LP soon! It's being released on his own label, NTOV. Been waiting a long time...

A few years ago, when I was regularly creating mixes for a podcast, an idea came across to compile music for my funeral. One thing I am sure about - I will die. And when I pass on, music will be filling in the void that was once my presence. How touching. Why shouldn't I be the one to select the pieces that would make others weep? Yes, I'll admit, I can be self centered like that. For my opening track, I turned to Jóhann Jóhannsson, and his Odi Et Amo from Englabörn (4AD, 2007). Now, with the release of Fordlandia, I may need to compile a second volume. On second thought, just play the whole album! But don't get me wrong. I don't want to come across saying that Jóhannsson's compositions are full of funeral sound [perhaps that should be a genre in itself?]. Yet, this Icelandic-born modern classical musician composes some of the most beautiful and soul drenching works that I have ever heard. The saturation of emotion approaches even my limits, and my eyes swell up with tears, as the concrete humanity gets cleansed in the rain, out in the windows of my crawling train. This is Jóhannsson's sixth full length album. Besides these contemporary classical conceptual pieces, Jóhannsson produced about a dozen of soundtracks for [mostly] Icelandic films, shorts and documentaries. There are also his theatrical works, arrangements for many artists, and music for installations. It would be an understatement to say that Jóhann Jóhannsson is a prominent figure in Icelandic contemporary artistic community. After all, he's one of the co-founders (along with Kira Kira and Hilmar Jensson) behind Kitchen Motors, "a think tank, a record label, and an art collective specializing in instigating collaborations and putting on concerts, exhibitions, performances, chamber operas, producing films, books and radio shows based on the ideals of experimentation, collaboration, the search for new art forms and the breaking down of barriers between forms, genres and disciplines." Thematically, Fordlandia continues the exploration of technology where Jóhannsson's last conceptual album, IBM 1401, a User's Manual (4AD, 2006) left off. Jóhannsson elaborates: "one of the two main threads running through [Fordlandia] is this idea of failed utopia, as represented by the [its] title - the story of the rubber plantation Henry Ford established in the Amazon in the 1920's, and his dreams of creating an idealized American town in the middle of the jungle complete with white picket fences, hamburgers and alcohol prohibition." For a detailed insight into creation of the album, including a commentary on each individual track, you absolutely must visit Jóhannsson's web site. Fordlandia thus becomes a second installment in a series of works documenting human hunger for ideals, technological progress, doomed failures, and the beauty of nature reclaiming itself. Such it is still, music for the born and the departed. Highly recommended! Undoubtedly one of the best albums of 2008.

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