Björk‘s latest album, ‘Vulnicura,’ met with many positive reviews earlier this year. But one of the critics’ more common observations was that it’s a very dense, challenging piece of work. This makes it perhaps the most ripe for remixes of any album Björk has produced so far – it is, after all, an album stuffed with characteristically striking vocal melodies.
Björk is certainly a musically curious soul, and adept at unearthing talented collaborators and remix artists. The batch of four tracks below is dubbed the beginning of the ‘Vulnicura remix project,’ and offers some quite beautiful, sensitive reworkings of the album, including a remix of ‘Lionsong‘ by Mica Levi (a.k.a. Micachu) that strips away Björk’s vocals entirely, and a sensuous new version of ‘History Of Touches’ by Dutch producer Krampfhaft.
The four remixes were premiered by Dazed, in an article that includes comments from Björk and her quartet of collaborators. Expect more remixes soon.
Björk’s Folk Music – A Vulnicura Interview