Possessing considerable mastery over multiple muscial genres and concepts, Johann's ability to paint brilliant landscapes and intricate backgrounds with his compositions, they explore new terrain by taking electronic influences and boosting their creative output to new levels by weaving the atmosphere created with the complex yet simple musicality behind it.
This album is fucking brilliant. Opener "Fordlandia" is one of the most glorious tracks I've ever heard, working a simple repeated phrase into a masterpiece. That masterpiece segues into a complex yet simply stunning album filled with the beauty we come to expect from Iceland. Jóhann Jóhannsson is one of the most fascinating composers of the 21st century.