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Deutsche Grammophon

Jóhann Jóhannsson ‎– Orphée

$39.00

Deutsche Grammophon

Jóhann Jóhannsson ‎– Orphée

$39.00

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“Orphée is the tenth and final full-length studio album by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, released under Deutsche Grammophon on September 16, 2016. The music is inspired by Ovid's interpretation of the Orpheus myth.” – Wiki

“Orphée matches repetitive, bittersweet, gorgeous piano and string melodies with crackles of the curious shortwave radio "numbers stations" beloved by dreamers like Wilco and Cameron Crowe. Like an emotional, Arvo Pärt–esque representation of The Conet Project, Orphée shows a modern master of ambiance coaxing the Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra and vocal troupe Theatre of Voices into breathtaking washes of melancholy, swoon, nostalgia and mystery.” – Rolling Stones

“The most unforgettable tracks on Orphée are where Jóhannsson adds more experimental textures, particularly in the penultimate diptych of “Good Morning, Midnight” and “Good Night, Day.” In a way, these two tracks play out the climax of the Orpheus myth: The former begins with dreamy slow-waltz strings and burbling sound effects that connote the gait of a person heading toward destiny unknown, before giving way to a close-mic'd solo piano piece that sounds like the ruminative thoughts of man by way of Satie-style impressionism. The latter, “Good Night, Day,” begins with repeated string warnings that plays as a realization of chased dreams lost, with a cello melody serving as an elegiac narrative counterpoint.” – Pitchfork

Item description:        

Artist:

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Title:

Orphée

Label:

Deutsche Grammophon

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

16th Sep 2016

Genre:

Electronic, Classical

Style:

Neo-Classical

Catalog No:

479 6322

Condition:

New