Björk – Vulnicura Strings (Released 6th November)

£21.99 – x 2 180g Gatefold LP

• A string version of Björk’s highly-acclaimed eighth studio album ‘Vulnicura’ released on CD and double vinyl.

• This new version is musically wholly comprised of strings, featuring new violin solos by Una Sveinbjarnardóttir.

• Björk used the only Viola Organista in the world to perform some of the arrangements on ‘Vulnicura Strings’; an instrument originally designed by Leonardo Da Vinci but not built until after his lifetime. The instrument uses a friction belt to vibrate individual strings (similar to a violin), with the strings selected by pressing keys on the keyboard (similar to an organ). The instrument was recorded in Krakow, Poland by its constructor Sławomir Zubrzycki.

• A quote from Björk reads: “while i was working on vulnicura , it b e c a m e o n e o f t h e m o s t m a gic al t hin g b o t h m u sic ally a n d 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 b y t h e g o r g e o u s u n a s v ein b j a r n a r d ó t tir a n d t h e t ale n t e d 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 ) […] i hope you like this version too”

• Double LP features heavyweight 180g black vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.

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