Jóhann Jóhannsson
IBM 1401, A User’s Manual

Reviewed by: Paul Teasdale
Reviewed on: 2006-12-06

Posted 12/06/2006 - 10:43:52 AM by florenz6:
 It´s ,all in all, too much strings for my ears, as if JJ had been diving too much in the sound areas of Arvo Pärt and Gorecki´s 3rd symphony. That said, the 9-minute-piece with the deliberately emotion-free instructor´s voice surrounded by a more careful input of gong-like sounds and strings is mind-blowing! Worth the price of the cd alone! The song at the end is beautiful, too. After midnight, it all works fine as a perfect chill-out! Touching! - B
Posted 12/06/2006 - 10:56:41 AM by florenz6:
 I see, Paul, you wrote the Max Richter- review, too. These two album are a good couple, Richter downplaying pathetic moments, and Johannsson not being shy at all to give them a lot of space!
Posted 12/06/2006 - 12:04:46 PM by terrorist:
 wow florenz knows paert and gorecki? and is on every promo list on earth
Posted 12/06/2006 - 01:13:59 PM by florenz6:
 ...in the universe!