Deutsche Grammophon has marked the one-year anniversary of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s death by detailing a two-volume selection of his most important works. 

Retrospective I comes as a deluxe hardcover book edition with a seven-disc box set. The collection starts with Jóhannsson’s second studio album, Virðulegu Forsetar (2004), and goes on through his scores for Dís (also 2004), And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees (2009), The Miners’ Hymns (2011), Copenhagen Dreams (2012), and Free the Mind (also 2012). Included also is the previously unreleased White Black Boy score, the soundtrack for the Danish documentary of the same name.

The set lands April 26 in Europe and on May 10 for the US.  Ahead of the release, you can find more information and tracklistings here, with short documentary On The Trails Of Jóhann Jóhannsson celebrating the life of the Icelandic composer streaming below. 

Retrospective II will follow in 2020, and will include his more recent soundtracks for the films “Arrival” and “The Mercy,” and his 2016 studio album, Orphée

The albums will also be available digitally.