Vulnicura Strings


01. Mouth Mantra - 06:09
02. Lionsong (Una Sveinbjarnardóttir solo) - 6:17
03. Black Lake (Una Sveinbjarnardóttir solo) - 10:08
04. Atom Dance (Sławomir Zubrzycki) - 07:46
05. Stonemilker - 06:48
06. Quicksand - 04:08
07. Notget (Sławomir Zubrzycki) - 04:41
08. Family (Sławomir Zubrzycki) - 07:04
Digital release bonus track
09. Black Lake (Viola Organista version with Una Sveinbjarnardóttir solo) - 10:55


Vulnicura : the acoustic version - strings compile des enregistrements acoustiques à corde réarrangés des titres de Vulnicura.

Dates de sortie  : 06/11/2015 en cd + digital | 04/12/2015 en double vinyle


A propos de l’album

Viola Organista

Parmi les cordes utilisées sur ces nouvelles versions, on retrouve un instrument unique, rare et expérimental imaginé par Léonard de Vinci : le viola organista. C’est un clavier où les cordes sont frottées tel un violon.

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Björk à propos de l’album

while i was working on vulnicura , it became one of the most magical thing both musically and spiritually to unite the electronics and the acoustic instruments in an almost romantic way : to prove they can coexist !! that positive tango was a proactive counterpoint to the lyrics of the album : the end of an union . onion . tears . a lot . lol .

but while working on it i felt somehow for the first time , this was an album that could take another version : a reveal , to simply have the acoustics stand on their own for the folks who wanna indulge even further into the wooden timeless side of this music . w / no techno .

so here it is : i dug out the more close up pick up miked versions , other sonic point-of-views , added some violin solos by the gorgeous una sveinbjarnardóttir and the talented sławomir zubrzycki played masterfully the viola organista ( an instrument invented by leonardo da vinci but only recently built for the first time . it is little but like a grand piano which is bowed not plucked )

thanks to chris elms for mixing it

i hope you like this version too


Björk à propos de Black lake

‘Yeah, and I’m glad I waited until after we’d played the album live to record it. After some time had passed, it became obvious that "Black Lake" in particular was just this weird ghost of a song. It doesn’t matter what mood you’re in, what concert hall you’re in : it’s always like going back to the Middle Ages. So I thought, OK, this is a little ancient song that would probably have a good relationship with the viola organista.’
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  • CD (8 titres)
  • double vinyle (8 titres)
  • version digitale (9 titres)