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Jóhann Jóhannsson ‘Fordlândia’ 2xLP

Jóhann Jóhannsson ‘Fordlândia’ 2xLP

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Originally released just as Jóhann Jóhannsson’s star was rising in the world of modern composition, ‘Fordlândia’ is a beautiful meld of strings and electronics, with two themes running throughout; “This album is like a film with two separate story lines that at first don ́t seem to have a lot to do with each other, but actually they do,” said Jóhann at the time.

The idea of failed utopias is the main thread, with the album’s title is a reference to the Fordlândia rubber plantation in Brazil that Henry Ford built with grand plans in the mid-1920s but abandoned after a mere eight years at a huge cost and without a single tire for one of his cars having been produced.
The collision of mysticism and rocket science is the other theme explored - made apparent by song titles such as ‘The Rocket Builder (Lo Pan!)’ and ‘Melodia (Guidelines For A Space Propulsion Device Based On Heim’s Quantum Theory)’ - a topic Jóhann was fascinated by at the time of writing this album, keenly studying the leftfield works of John Whiteside Parsons and Burkhard Heim.
Previously only available on vinyl as a small run pressed by Jóhann himself on his NTOV label, this new pressing comes spread across two 180g pieces of black vinyl and is housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve. This pressing has been mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx and the artwork has been adapted from his original design by Chris Bigg.


Catalogue number: CAD2812LP

Condition: New

Label: 4AD

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