Ecriture : Mark Bell & Björk
Production : Björk
Programmation : Damian Taylor & Björk
Ingénieurs du son : Damian Taylor, Hector Castillo & Michael Pärt
Beats et clavier : Mark Bell
Cuivres : Icelandic Brass Section
Pípá : Min Xiao-Fen
Percussions : Chris Corsano
A propos du titre
I See Who You Are speaks gently to her daughter, imagining her entire life span and beyond, « when you and I have become corpses. » It’s set to lightly plinking electronic tones, the Icelandic brass ensemble and the fluttering, surging notes of a Chinese lute called a pipa. The song is simultaneously a lullaby and an international concoction, an improbable mix and a cozy sonic fabric.
source : « At Home Again in the Unknown », NY Times - 29/04/2007
Nico Muhly à propos du titre
"The world of experimental pop is one of great freedom and celebrations of sonic juxtapositions ; if you listen to Björk’s I See Who You Are from her album Volta, you hear Min Xiao-Fen, the Chinese pipa player, unfolding long tremolo lines over a syncopated but buoyant electronic beat. Later, at a darker turn in the song ("Later this century / when you and I have become corpses"), a brass choir creeps into the background, distant and ominous. This is not, however, east-meets-west "fusion" anything, but instead, Björk’s compositional agenda at work ; the pipa was the right vessel to carry the emotional content of the song, and so it appears in that spirit. The brass choir slides in to underline the lyrics ; you see it in Mahler, you see it in Brahms, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t see it here. "
source : guardian.co.uk
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