Jóhann Jóhannsson’s - ‘The Miners’ Hymns’ - out today in UK/EU!
'supremely evocative ghostly, cavernous sonorities [A] highly emotive score' BBC Music
'a master work wonderfully crafted and sumptuously produced an album which exquisitely tells the tale of a world underground' Oxford Cherwell
The Miners' Hymns is the Icelandic-born composer's debut album for FatCat's 130701 imprint. The album is a brand new film score from a hugely exciting collaborative project with US-based film-maker Bill Morrison, based around the weighty subject matter of the ill-fated mining community in North East England. A fine addition to Jóhannsson's acclaimed release history, the album moves from suitably dark and brooding minimalism to moments of rousing transcendence, and showcases the composer’s ability to effortlessly unite the haunting with the beautiful. With the majority of previous 130701 releases based around piano and string recordings, 'The Miners' Hymns' is the first to focus on predominantly brass-based material.
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