Sortie Septembre 2008 5ème single de Volta
Interprété par : Björk et Antony Hegarty
Ecriture, production : Björk
Programmation : Damian Taylor & Björk
Ingénieurs du son : Damian Taylor, Hector Castillo & Michael Pärt
Batterie : Brian Chippendale
Cuivres : Icelandic Brass Section
A propos du titre
Other new songs have their own convoluted stories. Björk visited Jamaica with Antony Hegarty, the brooding-voiced lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, to record a lovers’ duet with lyrics from a poem by Fyodor Tyutchev, The Dull Flame of Desire. They sang together, improvising back and forth, for a full day ; then Björk edited their duet into a smoldering seven-minute drama, worked up a brass arrangement and decided to set the whole thing to an electronic beat.
Björk à propos du titre
It didn’t work. Eventually she brought in Brian Chippendale, the drummer from the rock duo Lightning Bolt. She told him : « I’ve tried so many beats on this song, but I think it should start with silence, and I think it should build up and then you should sort of take over. And it should be a beat that’s not a normal drumbeat but more like a heartbeat or something that you feel. » He improvised it in one take.
source : « At Home Again in the Unknown », NY Times - 29/04/2007
In your duets with Antony [Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons], especially The Dull Flame of Desire, his voice is more « feminine », and you have a very « masculine » side to your voice — did you play off these contrasts intentionally ?
We had tried to sing a lot of stuff, but it was too whispery and sweet. We were two people trying not to step on each other’s toes. So one morning I arrived with a melody I had written in the middle of the night and a lyric by a Russian poet. The [translated] syllables fit perfectly, and we joked about now it was time to belt it out like two divas, be singers. There was a sensation of merging vocally, moments where we didn’t know whose voice was whose.
source : Björk and the beats behind Volta, metromix.com, 08/05/2007
|The Dull Flame Of Desire (Mark Stent album mix)||7:32||Mark ’Spike’ Stent|
|The Dull Flame Of Desire (Mark Stent instrumental)||7:33||Mark ’Spike’ Stent|
|The Dull Flame Of Desire (Modeselektor’s remix for Boys)||5:25||Modeselektor|
|The Dull Flame Of Desire (Modeselektor’s remix for Girls)||6:20||Modeselektor|
|The Dull Flame Of Desire (Video - Radio edit)||4:06||Video - Radio|