Posts Tagged: Johann Johannsson

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Arrival OST

The sci-fi film Arrival, set for release this Friday, follows the template of first contact films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact.  With the exception of a starfish-against-glass scene (reminiscent of Independence Day), the trailer seems to indicate a more benign encounter.  As

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Arrival OST

The sci-fi film Arrival, set for release this Friday, follows the template of first contact films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact.  With the exception of a starfish-against-glass scene (reminiscent of Independence Day), the trailer seems to indicate a more benign encounter.  As

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Orphée

Most readers will be surprised to learn that six years have passed since Jóhann Jóhannsson‘s last solo album.  The artist’s film work during this time has been so prolific and publicly recognized that it would be easy to assume that he’s

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Orphée

Most readers will be surprised to learn that six years have passed since Jóhann Jóhannsson‘s last solo album.  The artist’s film work during this time has been so prolific and publicly recognized that it would be easy to assume that he’s

Rich’s Picks: Best Film Scores

The film industry honors scores based on their use in movies.  But our angle is different; we’re more interested in how scores work as albums.  This means our preferences are a bit different from others.  After a lot of viewing,

Rich’s Picks: Best Film Scores

The film industry honors scores based on their use in movies.  But our angle is different; we’re more interested in how scores work as albums.  This means our preferences are a bit different from others.  After a lot of viewing,

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ End of Summer

Fresh from the success of the Sicario score, Jóhann Jóhannsson returns with the polar opposite (pun intended).  End of Summer is a sedate, otherworldly expression of arctic cold and white-hued landscapes: subtle where Sicario was overt and filigreed where it was bombastic.  The film’s degraded 8mm black-and-white

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ End of Summer

Fresh from the success of the Sicario score, Jóhann Jóhannsson returns with the polar opposite (pun intended).  End of Summer is a sedate, otherworldly expression of arctic cold and white-hued landscapes: subtle where Sicario was overt and filigreed where it was bombastic.  The film’s degraded 8mm black-and-white

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Sicario OST

The new thriller Sicario (starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro) opens today in limited release, and early reviews suggest that it may be an awards contender.  The same holds true for the score.  This is Jóhann Jóhannsson’s second

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Sicario OST

The new thriller Sicario (starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro) opens today in limited release, and early reviews suggest that it may be an awards contender.  The same holds true for the score.  This is Jóhann Jóhannsson’s second

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ The Theory of Everything OST

Jóhann Jóhannsson‘s soundtrack work has picked up speed and stature in the past few years, and The Theory of Everything is his highest-profile release to date, arriving on the heels of last year’s Prisoners.  Our readers first came to know Jóhannsson as the composer

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ The Theory of Everything OST

Jóhann Jóhannsson‘s soundtrack work has picked up speed and stature in the past few years, and The Theory of Everything is his highest-profile release to date, arriving on the heels of last year’s Prisoners.  Our readers first came to know Jóhannsson as the composer

Rich’s Picks: Soundtracks

During the movie nomination season, the tight Best Original Score category is of particular interest to A Closer Listen.  Here are five nominees for your Oscar consideration, plus two bonuses: scores released in 2013 for films released in 2012 and 2014.

Rich’s Picks: Soundtracks

During the movie nomination season, the tight Best Original Score category is of particular interest to A Closer Listen.  Here are five nominees for your Oscar consideration, plus two bonuses: scores released in 2013 for films released in 2012 and 2014.