Forward-thinking Icelandic artist and musician Björk, announces a string version her sensational eighth studio album ‘Vulnicura’, which will be released via CD and Digital on the November 6th, with Vinyl following on December 4th. This is ‘Lionsong’…
The new version is musically wholly comprised of strings, with new violin solos by Una Sveinbjarnardóttir and strings records by a Viola Organista, an instrument which was designed originally by Leonardo Da Vinci but not built until after his lifetime. Björk writes: “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
‘Vulnicura’ is available at bjork.com