‘Vulnicura’, the eighth studio album from Icelandic artist Björk, is out digitally on iTunes today on Inertia via Rhythmethod. The album will be out physically onFriday 27th February 2015.
Of the album, Björk stated on her Facebook page today: “i guess i found in my lap one year into writing it a complete heartbreak album. I was kinda surprised how thoroughly I had documented this in pretty much accurate emotional chronology…. like 3 songs before a break up and three after . so the anthropologist in me sneaked in and i decided to share them as such . first i was worried it would be too self indulgent but then i felt it might make it even more universal . and hopefully the songs could be a help , a crutch to others and prove how biological this process is : the wound and the healing of the wound . psychologically and physically . it has a stubborn clock attached to it .
there is a way out.”
‘Vulnicura’ is Björk’s first release since the 2011 album and multimedia project ‘Biophilia’ and was written, produced and recorded in collaboration with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak. Of the album’s nine tracks, six are written by Björk with two co-written with Arca and one co-written with Spaces. Six songs are produced by Björk and Arca, one by Björk, Arca and The Haxan Cloak and two by Björk. All string arrangements are by Björk. The album was mixed by The Haxan Cloak, except two songs mixed by The Haxan Cloak and Chris Elms, and mastered by Mandy Parnell.
To celebrate the release of ‘Vulnicura’, Björk announces intimate shows this March and April at New York’s Carnegie Hall and at City Center. The series of shows culminates with a performance at the Governors Ball music festival in New York this June.
3. History of Touches
4. Black Lake
7. Atom Dance feat. Antony Hegarty (of Antony & The Johnsons)
8. Mouth Mantra
PRESS FOR ‘BIOPHILIA’
CLASH MUSIC “This music really doesn’t need any window dressing because it’s as good a collection of songs as she has put her name to in ten years.”
PITCHFORK “As an innovator, she’s as vibrant as ever”
THE GUARDIAN “Heralded as the future of music, Björk’s album/app is a whirl of innovation – and the music’s beautiful”
NME “Look past the techno wizardry, the grand designs and the brainy philosophy to find an album that’s intimate, playful and beautiful”
TINY MIXTAPES “Biophilia the “Bjork album” stands with the best of them.”
NOW MAGAZINE “Biophilia is one of Bjork’s best and most challenging records; it’s in a galaxy all its own, one that’s not for the faint of heart.”
Vulnicura’ is out now digitally and physically on Friday 27th February 2015 on Inertia via Rhythmethod.
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