Björk ist in Mitteilungslaune. Erst vor wenigen Tagen hatte die Isländerin das 360°-Grad-Video zum Album-Eröffnungstrack »Stonemilker« ins Netz gestellt, schon folgt der nächste Doppel-Coup. Die erste von zwei Remix-Serien ihrer Vulnicura-Tracks ist erschienen. Zudem gibt es mit dem Clip zu »Black Lake« ein weiteres Musikvideo-Epos.

Abermals von Langzeit-Kollaborateur Andrew Thomas Huang in Szene gesetzt, wandelt Björk im Clip zum Vulnicura-Schlüsselstück »Black Lake« zwischen isländischen Felsspalten: »It is our first chapter in creating the character for Björk’s epic soul journey about loss, healing and the promise of solutions«, so der Regisseur

Parallel zur zehnmiütigen Steinanbetung hat die Konzeptkünstlerin den ersten Teil einer Serie von Remixen zu den Stücken »Notget«, »Family«, »Lionsong« sowie »History of Touches« veröffentlicht, die von Lotic, Mica Levi, Katie Gately und Kramphaft bearbeitet wurden.

Sowohl Björk als auch ihre Kollaborateure äußerten sich zur Zusammenarbeit in lesenswerten Kommentaren, die die Remix-Reihe ergänzen (Auszüge siehe unten). Dazed streamt die vier Song-Variationen exklusiv hier.

Björk über Mica Levi: »mica is someone i have been following growing since 2008 , like a proud aunt , i might even have been at her first concert ? sooo exciting to witness her grow into a full on composer carry the weight of such things as “under the skin” … and i still adore her upbeat stuff with tirzah too !!«

Lotic über Björk: »When Björk sent over the original track to review late last year, I couldn’t believe how well she had intuited that ‘Notget’ was the perfect selection for me. Perhaps it was a bit of coincidence, but I was very much still tending to the scars left from my previous relationship while at the same time nurturing my current one. ‘Notget’ is both the mourning and the eulogy; I knew this meant remixing the song would be difficult, both technically and emotionally. In the end, I felt I had to attempt to amplify both the desperation the song expresses as well as the inspired, reminiscent joy. The result came to be two completely separate explorations, with ‘Keptsafe’ exploring the sorrow and ‘Fromdeath’, coming next week, the bliss.«

Björk über Lotic: »lotic is the one of the first musicians alejandro [Arca] introduced me to autumn 2013 with piles of enthusiasm : i got immediately obsessed enjoying how always total nature he was !! the most clublike flamboyant anthems of his always seem like shrieks of beasts , dark insects and pagan birds displaying their feathers in a territorial way : a colourful celebration !! the reason why i asked him to do notget was there are certain suspension like elastic gravity defying beat structures that him and alejandro share ( each in their total idiosyncratic way though ) that notget has and i had a gut feeling he would take further. which he did.«

Ein ausführliches Review der aktuellen Björk-Platte ist online erschienen.