Composer Johann Johannsson died the other day. I am not terribly familiar with his music, but I have liked what I’ve heard. He seems to do a lot of atmospheric work that relies on repetition of motifs and long, slow builds–not unlike, say, Vangelis.
Here are several samples of Johannsson’s work. I’m glad he leaves such music behind, but I’m sorry that he won’t be able to create more of it.