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Johann Johannsson - Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson
Johann Johannsson : Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson
16th February 2018

Hearing Englabörn for the first time was a revelation.  The music sounded at once ancient and modern; beautiful and full of sorrow.  It became a favourite choice in the 4AD office, leading quickly to us contacting Johann to explore the idea of working together.

In the months and years that followed we would talk about what he wanted to do.  Jóhann shared his ideas for the works that became IBM and Fordlandia and we would be repeatedly astonished by his vision and ability to make it a reality. It is no wonder that love for his music grows and grows.

I will always remember Jóhann; in a dark suit, speaking softly of huge ideas, smiling and straightening himself with a click of his heels as he bid you farewell. 

Ed Horrox