I am a fan of Johann Johannson, whose work is generally in the elctronic/ambient genre. The Miner's Hymns is melodic, and may be more accessible to less adventurous listeners. The brass ensemble is lovely and the blending of electronic and acoustic instruments is seamless. This is a wonderful piece and a great introduction to one of the leading figures in electronica. Highly recommended.
on November 30, 2012
There is also a DVD available now of the film THE MINERS' HYMNS by Bill Morrison, the film for which this is the soundtrack (w 5.1 surround sound). And did you see that the NEW YORKER critic just called this the best film score of the year? Watch the DVD (which has no dialouge, only the music as the sound track). It's great.