Copenhagen Dreams

Release date 10 July 2012

Label NTOV

Format CD, Vinyl, Digital 

Copenhagen Dreams


A –
Eleven Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty-Nine Died of Natural Causes
They Leave Everything Behind
They Fed the Sparrows Leftovers and Offered Grass to Scherfig’s Turtle
An Eiffel Tower by the Lakes
Three Thousand Five Hundred and Ninety One Benches
The Jewish Cemetery on Møllegade
They Dream They’ll Get There
A Memorial Garden on Enghavevej
A Six-Lane Highway
He Hit Her on the Head with “The Wind in the Willows”

B –
He Says it’s the Future
There’s No Harm Done
They Had to Work it Out Between Them
The Song about the Hyacinths
It Will Take Some Time
She Loves to Ride the Port Ferry When it Rains
A French School on Vaenedamsvej
Here, They Used to Build Ships
They Imagine the City Growing out Into the Ocean

The soundtrack to COPENHAGEN DREAMS features music for string quartet, clarinet, celeste, keyboards and electronics and was recorded with some of Jóhann’s favorite Icelandic musicians. The album is available on vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and as digital download on Jóhann’s own NTOV label, distributed by Cobraside. The album was also available as a limited edition CD release in a hand-made sleeve.

COPENHAGEN DREAMS is director Max Kestner’s documentary film portrait of Denmark’s capital. It’s a film about the physical surroundings that are part of shaping our lives. About the buildings we wake up in, the front doors we walk out of, the streets we traverse. It is also a film about how the way we live our lives affects our physical surroundings. About the places we dream of and the walls onto which we scratch the names of our loved ones, before it’s too late.