Englabörn & Variations
Fresh perspectives are unveiled on this poignant reissue of the debut album from the now tragically late Jóhann Jóhannsson.
During the weeks before his untimely passing on February 9, the award-winning Icelandic composer was closely involved in preparations for this rerelease. Originally released in 2002, the record has been especially remastered, and a second disc containing reworkings of a number of its tracks had also been assembled. Some were by Jóhannsson himself – including a piano version of the title track, performed by fellow Deutsche Grammophon artist Víkingur Ólafsson – while others involved included Ryuichi Sakamoto, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and his close friend and long-time collaborator Hildur Guðnadóttir.