Sortie Août 2001 1er Single Vespertine
Programmations : Jake Davies, Damian Taylor, Guy Sigsworth , Matthew Herbert, Matmos
Ligne de Basse : Björk
Arrangement du choeur : Björk, Guy Sigsworth, Vince Mendoza
Orchestrations : Vince Mendoza
Ingénieurs Protools : Jake Davies, Damian Taylor
Photo / design pochette : M/M Paris
"I guess ’Hidden Place’ is sort of about how two people can create a paradise just by uniting. You’ve got an emotional location that’s mutual. And it’s unbreakable. And obviously it’s make-believe. So, you could argue that it doesn’t exist because it’s invisible, but of course it does. And it’s sort of a one-nil situation. Or, if you believe in something high enough - I mean, maybe at first when you mention it, and you talk about it and it doesn’t exist. It might be artificial, but you just keep on believing in it and it grows strong. It’ll become real, you know. And I guess that’s something, sort of the human spirit conquering the dullness and boredom." CDnow, 27 juillet 2001
"I guess the microbeats were from me getting heavily into my laptop and just trying to enjoy the music from its speakers. The songs on Vespertine are introvert. I tried to make it frozen, winterlike. It’s an inside album, a domestic album, I had loads and loads of beats for ’Hidden Place’ but it still wasn’t up enough. Matthew Herbert came for a visit in the studio and offered to do it. He ran away to his studio and came back after a few hours later with a DAT." Record Collector, Aout 2002
The return of pop’s last white witch throws up no great surprises, which is just fine. The chief new flavour here appears to be Björk’s full immersion in some nebulous prog-folk realm of fairies and pixies. Breathless with wild-eyed wonder, the Icelandic one sings of finding solace and sanctuary in secret hideaways and pagan forests. Even the florid sleeve draws from the same fertile hinterland of ripe imagery, looking like it was scribbled by a team of stoned goblins in about 1873. The tune, you say ? Who needs an actual tune when the birth of Wicca-tronica is upon us ? Burn the witch ! Burn the witch !
source : www.nme.com
Not so long ago, the government of Iceland gave Bjork her own island in recognition of her services to music – and the ethereal landscape seems to have affected her rather. This is ethereal. Seriously fairy. What little percussion there is isn’t at all normal and is subdued almost immediately by very spooky, female-Yorke-esque vocals and just general weirdness. As a chill-out tune it’s superb. As casual listening it’s lacking something, i.e., casualness, but hey. It’s perfect Bjork, really, and the best work she’s done since the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack. Pretty good, actually, once you relax enough to let it penetrate…
source : www.live4now.com
Hidden Place’ is about love in a cold climate, about retreating from it all with a certain someone : “I’m simply so close / to calling you up / I’m simply suggesting / we go to that hidden place”. she purrs over gentle, sweeping, skittering electro. So fresh and so clean, the music is like a cool, sharp breath of fresh air. Spacious like empty, ice-blue Icelandic skies ; pretty like tiny, brightly colourful tundra flowers. A song, a wish to shut the door against the snow and the howl of the outside and to wrap up snugly together. A Venus and a boy in furs. Drifting into a private world whilst snowflakes melt on eyelashes. And, at last, freedom.
source : www.rottentomatoes.com
Moule utilisé pour la vidéo via m/m paris.
|Hidden Place (Acapella)||5:16||Björk|
|Hidden Place (Hearts & Bones)||3:37||Matmos|
|Hidden Place (Radio Edit)||4:00||Radio|