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Jóhann Jóhannsson — McCanick (2014)

 Jóhann Jóhannsson — McCanick (2014)

Portal icon          Jóhann Jóhannsson — McCanick
♠   Experimental musical landscape artist-entrepreneur operating in Iceland from the 1990s on.
♠   Jóhann’s original film score for SpectreVision indie crime drama, McCanick — starring David Morse and the late Cory Monteith.
Born: September 19, 1969, Reykjavík, Iceland
Location: Reykjavík, Copenhagen
Style: Classical
Album release: January 28th, 2014
Record Label: Milan Records
Duration:     42:11
Tracks:
01. Morning Workout     2:16
02. Quinn     2:12
03. Payphone     3:19
04. Chase — Subway     1:36
05. By the River     0:51
06. Chase — Apartment to Subway     4:22
07. Exit     2:15
08. Hospital      1:48
09. Staircase     5:23
10. This Is Eugene McCanick     0:56
11. Stakeout     3:43
12. Car Chase     2:35
13. It's Not Your Fault     4:01
14  Simon’s Theme     3:47
15  McCanick     3:07
2014 Jóhann Jóhannsson
CREDITS:
♠  Morten Groth Brandt  Score Mixer
♠  Gábor Buczkó  Engineer
♠  Jean-Christophe Chamboredon  Executive Soundtrack Producer
♠  Jóhann Jóhannsson  Composer, Electronics, Guitar, Orchestration, Piano, Producer
♠  Stefan Karrer  Executive Soundtrack Producer
♠  Zsofia Kornyei  Concert Master
♠  Anders Ladegaard  Artwork
♠  Miklós Lukács  Pro-Tools
♠  Ólafur Björn Ólafsson  Percussion
♠  Mandy Parnell  Mastering
♠  Péter Pejtsik  Conductor
♠  Josh Waller  Liner Notes


Description:
♠  Directed by Josh C. Waller, "McCanick" tells the story of a narcotics detective on the hunt for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop's past.Acclaimed Icelanding composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Prisoners) produced the beautiful, elegant and haunting score to this thriller / drama. In the categories of Max Richter, Clint Mansell, Dustin O'Halloran, Cliff Martinez, Jóhann Jóhannsson belongs to this generation of composers who combines classical orchestration with electronic music. McCanick is released theatrically in the USA in March of 2014.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohannJohannssonMusic
Agent: Felix Grimm (EUR) — felix@toutpartout.be / Todd Walker (N/S America) — todd@windishagency.com / Fabrizio Palumbo (Italy) — frp23@hotmail.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/johannjohannss/
Albums:
♠   Jóhann Jóhannsson: Englabörn (2002, Touch)
♠   Virðulegu Forsetar (2004, Touch)
♠   Dís (2004, 12 Tónar, in Iceland; 2005, The Worker's Institute, in the US)
♠   IBM 1401, A User's Manual (2006, 4AD)
♠   Englabörn (re-issue) (2007, 4AD)
♠   Fordlandia (2008, 4AD)
♠   And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees (2009)
♠   The Miners' Hymns (2011, FatCat)
♠   Copenhagen Dreams: Music from the film by Max Kestner (2012)
♠   Free The Mind: Music from the documentary by Phie Ambo (2012)
♠   McCanick by John C. Waller (2014)
Notes:
♠   Jóhann founded Apparat Organ Quartet in 1999, which has released two well-received albums since 2002 and has gained acclaim for their live performances in Europe, America and Japan. Jóhann has also produced and written music with Marc Almond (Stranger Things album), Barry Adamson and Pan Sonic, The Hafler Trio, Jaki Liebezeit, Stephen O'Malley, Peter Rehberg, Stilluppsteypa, and others.
♠   Jóhann has performed in venues all over the world with his ensemble, including the Paris Centre Pompidou, London's Barbican Centre, Brussels' Palais des Beaux Arts, and the Rudolfinum in Prague.
Biography
♠   Composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jóhann Jóhannsson is one of Iceland's most prolifically creative musicians, as a solo artist as well as a part of the Kitchen Motors label and collective (which also includes members of Sigur Rós, Múm, and Slowblow) and also Apparat Organ Quartet. Kitchen Motors' aesthetic, which focuses on largely improvised and electronic music, also applies to his other projects. Apparat Organ Quartet, with music described as "machine rock & roll," consist of four keyboardists who play discarded vintage instruments that they refurbish and a drummer. Jóhannsson's work on his own ranges from delicate laptop pop to sound art installations in galleries to collaborations with Barry Adamson, the Hafler Trio, and Pan Sonic. His first solo album, 2002's Englabörn, paired a string quartet with percussion, keyboards, and electronics in a series of bittersweet miniatures, while 2004's Virthulegu Forsetar was a much more expansive work scored for brass, organ, keyboards, and electronics that was composed for and recorded in Reykjavik's Hallgrimskirkja Church. ♠   The British label Touch released both of these albums, but 2005's Dis was issued by Worker's Institute.
♠   For 2006's IBM 1401, A User's Manual, Jóhannsson moved to 4AD. One of Jóhannsson's most ambitious projects, it was inspired by the first computer brought to Iceland in 1964 and based on a recording on an IBM computer that his father made on a reel-to-reel tape recorder. A string quartet version of the work was performed as the accompaniment to a dance piece by choreographer Erna Omarsdórtir at the 2002 Dansem Festival. The recorded version of IBM 1401, A User's Manual incorporated vocalizing, electronics, and a 60-piece orchestra along with the original recordings of the IBM computer. Released in 2008, Fordlandia, inspired in part by Henry Ford's failed rubber plant in Brazil, was the second part of a planned trilogy about technology and iconic American brands. Jóhannsson toured the U.S. in summer 2009, and the soundtrack he composed for the animated film Varmints was sold as And in the Endless Pause There Came the Sound of Bees, a limited-edition, tour-only release. The album was given a wider release the following year on Type.
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Jóhann Jóhannsson — McCanick (2014)

 

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