Björk Takes Us Further Down The Crystal Rabbit Hole
Björk‘s newest album, Biophilia is her least accessible. It’s not only songs, but videos, apps, and now remixes. It’s a brilliant series of works about life, science, and music. Most of the songs have no traditional chorus or melody. It’s really about sounds, mood and her voice. That voice! Her pitch and tone are perfect, especially on tracks like Mutual Core and Solstice. I’d be hard pressed to find a stronger female vocalist working in their top form today. Its so clear and nuanced. The music is well worth the investment of your time. If you sit with it, and really take it in, it will pay you back ten fold. Now, in today’s market I don’t know where you could get a better return! Buy it now.
But, relax, dear investor. If you find yourself hesitant and not willing to give such avant-garde pop music your time, we have good news for you. Her label, One Little Indian announced they will release an 8-part series of remixes of tracks from the album. The first one, Crystalline, remixed by Current Value was uploaded to Soundcloud and is totes catchy! So fear not, fellow grumpy one, you too can like Björk’s new music. Now, you’ll be dancing alone in your apartment to the Icelandic elfin princess just like me. Just kidding, I would never dance alone in my apartment. Especially not with a glass of Chardonnay. And never in my underwear. And never on a webcam. With someone from Iceland watching. Now this is just getting creepy. Stop it.
The first of the series of remixes will be released on April 16th and includes work from 16 Bit, King Cannibal, Death Grips, etc., etc. I know, I know, I have no idea what all that means either, but I felt an obligation to mention it, for full disclosure and for DJ and electronic music nerds.
Here’s the yummy—totally danceable, but, uh, not in your apartment—track by Bebe and her remixers, Current Value:
And check out the original versions of Crystalline, Mutual Core, and Solstice below: