Johann Johannsson “Viroulegu Forsetar” 2xLP

Touch Records has once again given an absolute classic album from Johann Johannsson a proper vinyl release. Originally released in 2004 on CD, “Viroulegu Forsetar” is as good as the modern classical genre gets. This hour-long passage (broken into four sides) for eleven brass players, percussion, electronics, organs and piano is truly sublime, cursively blurring the lines between modern experimental music and classical touchstones. The Touch label has earned every bit of respect they’ve gotten over the years, and this is a monumental release from them. It will probably get US distribution at some point, but the 2xLP can be ordered now for £13.14 at

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One Response to “Johann Johannsson “Viroulegu Forsetar” 2xLP”

  1. just ordered from boomkat- sounds huge

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