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FACT mix 527: Jóhann Jóhannsson

FACT mix 527: Jóhann Jóhannsson

One of the world’s best soundtrack composers offers up a FACT mix for the winter months.Since 2002, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been wowing listeners with his unique blend of subtle electronics and epic orchestral flourishes. With Englabörn, his debut album for the esteemed Touch imprint, Jóhannsson inadvertently kicked off a movement some dubbed “post-classical”, sharing spiritual space with Max Richter and others, but over the years he has proven more durable than an iffy genre tag might suggest.Most recently, Jóhannsson has built a career in Hollywood scoring, penning the soundtrack for last year’s excellent The Theory of Everything and notching up an Oscar nomination in the process. This year he managed to outdo himself again, contributing a score to the acclaimed Sicariowhich might be his most startling to date.For his FACT mix, Jóhannsson has chosen to weave together a selection of avant gems, from compositional powerhouse Dimitri Shost