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Johann Johannsson

Orphee

Deutsche Grammophon

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Flight From The City
Johann Johannsson peforming "Flight From The City" on KCRW
Johann Johannsson - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
Last And First Men - Teaser Trailer
1 Flight From The City
  
2 A Song For Europa  
3 The Drowned World  
4 A Deal With Chaos  
5 A Pile Of Dust  
6 A Sparrow Alighted Upon Our Shoulder
  
7 Fragment I  
8 By The Roes, And By The Hinds Of The Field  
9 The Radiant City  
10 Fragment Ii  
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Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy-nominated composer's first album for Deutsche Grammophon, is a meditation on beauty and the process of creation. Orphée traces a path from darkness into light, inspired by the various retellings of the old story of the poet Orpheus, from Ovid's to Jean Cocteau's. A many-layered story about death, rebirth, change and the ephemeral nature of memory, the myth can also be read as a metaphor for artistic creation - about the elusive nature of beauty and its relation to the artist, as well as the idea that art is created through transgression - by the poet defying the gods who forbade him, to turn back towards his beloved as he leaves the Underworld. The new album is set for a September 16th release date on Deutsche Grammophon.

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