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Björk - Vulnicura Album

Björk - Vulnicura Album
Title:
Vulnicura
Performer:
Björk
Style:
Modern Classical, Experimental
Released:
21 Mar 2015
Catalog:
tplp1231
Country:
UK, Europe & US
MP3 album size:
2484 mb
FLAC album size:
1147 mb
Genre:
Label:
One Little Indian

Tracklist


1Family
Composed By – Arca , BjörkProducer, Programmed By – Arca , Björk, The Haxan CloakViola [Solo] – Þórunn Ósk MarinósdóttirViolin [Solo] – Una SveinbjarnardóttirWritten-By – Björk
8:02
2Atom Dance
Featuring – Antony Producer, Programmed By – Arca , BjörkWritten-By, Composed By – Björk
8:09
3Stonemilker
Programmed By – Arca , Björk, The Haxan CloakWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Björk
6:49
4Quicksand
Composed By – Björk, Spaces Programmed By – Arca , Björk, Spaces , The Haxan CloakWritten-By, Producer – Björk
3:45
5Lionsong
Producer, Programmed By – Arca , BjörkWritten-By, Composed By – Björk
6:08
6Black Lake
Producer, Programmed By – Arca , BjörkWritten-By, Composed By – Björk
10:08
7Notget
Composed By, Producer, Programmed By – Arca , BjörkWritten-By – Björk
6:26
8History Of Touches
Producer – Arca , BjörkProgrammed By – Arca Written-By, Composed By – Björk
3:00
9Mouth Mantra
Backing Vocals [Choir] – Auður Albertsdóttir, Bergljót Rafnar Karlsdóttir, Drífa Örvarsdóttir, Elín Edda Sigurðardóttir, Erla María Markúsdóttir, Fífa Jónsdóttir, Guðrún Matthildur Sigurbergsdóttir, Gígja Gylfadóttir, Gígja Haraldsdóttir, Sigrún Ósk Jóhannesdóttir, Unnur Sigurðardóttir, Ásdís Björg Gestsdóttir, Ásdís Eva Ólafsdóttir, Ásta ÆgisdóttirComposed By – BjörkProducer, Programmed By – Arca , BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Oddný Eir
6:09


Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
tplp1231cdxBjörk Vulnicura ‎(CD, Album, Dig)One Little Indiantplp1231cdxUK2015
tplp1231cdxBjörk Vulnicura ‎(CD, Album)Soyuz Musictplp1231cdxRussia2015
tplp1231cd, 67572-4Björk Vulnicura ‎(CD, Album, Dlx)One Little Indian, One Little Indiantplp1231cd, 67572-4US2015
tplp1231cdxBjörk Vulnicura ‎(CD, Album)One Little Indiantplp1231cdxFrance2015
SICP 4421Björk Vulnicura ‎(CD, Album, Dlx)Sony Records Int'lSICP 4421Japan2015


Credits


  • Arranged By [All Strings, All Vocals], Design Concept [Cover Character]Björk
  • Artwork [Headpiece and Cape]Maiko Takeda
  • BassBorgar Magnason (tracks: A1, B2, C1)
  • CelloHrafnkell Orri Egilsson (tracks: A1, A2, C1 to D2), Júlía Mogensen, Margrét Árnadóttir, Sigurður Bjarki Gunnarsson, Sigurgeir Agnarsson
  • Coordinator [Album Coordinator], Research, Other [Personal Assistant], Other [Rnb Informer]James Merry
  • EngineerBart Migal (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to D2), Chris Elms (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to D2), Frank Arthur Blöndahl Cassata (tracks: A1 to B2, C2 to D2)
  • Illustration [Slipcase]Andrew Thomas Huang
  • ManagementDerek Birkett
  • Mastered ByMandy Parnell
  • Mixed ByChris Elms (tracks: A1, B2), The Haxan Cloak
  • Musical Assistance [Mix Session Assistants]Graeme Baldwin, Joel Davies
  • Musical Assistance [String Recordings Assistants]Biggi, Mani Þorkelsson
  • Photography ByInez And Vinoodh
  • Production Manager [Day To Day Operations]Emma Birkett
  • Recorded By [Strings]Chris Elms, Frank Arthur Blöndahl Cassata
  • Recording Supervisor [Strings]Michael Pärt (tracks: B1, C2, D1)
  • StringsU Strings
  • ViolaGuðrún Hrund Harðardóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to D2), Herdís Anna Jónsdóttir (tracks: A1, C2), Jónína Auður Hilmarsdóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to D2), Móeiður Anna Sigurðardóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2), Sarah Buckley (tracks: A1, C2), Þórarinn Már Baldursson (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to D2), Þórunn Ósk Marínósdóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to D2)
  • ViolinBjörk Óskarsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Bryndís Pálsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Dóra Björgvinsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Geirþrúður Ása Guðmundsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Gunnhildur Daðadóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to D2), Helga Þóra Björgvinsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Hlín Erlendsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Ingrid Karlsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Kristján Matthíasson (tracks: A1, B2), Kristín Björg Ragnarsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Laufey Jensdóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to D2), Margrét Kristjánsdóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Matthías Stefánsson (tracks: A1, B2), Olga Ólafsdóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to D2), Pálína Árnadóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2), Sigrún Harðardóttir (tracks: A1, B2), Una Sveinbjarnardóttir (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to D2), Ólöf Þorvarðardóttir (tracks: A1, B2)


Notes


Comes in gatefold sleeve and a paling acetate slipcase with additional artwork.

Comes with printed inner sleeves with additional artwork, lyrics, credits and "hand written" acknowledgements / appreciations from Bjork.

Comes with a sticker in front:
"björk.vulcinura. deluxe edition. includes mp3 download card + exclusive acetate artwork. tplp1231."

Mixed at Strongroom Music Studios
Mastered at Blacksaloon Studios

Published by Kobalt Music Publishing, except:
B2, C1 published by Kobalt Music Publishing/EMI April Music Inc (ASAP) [sic]
D2 Published by Kobalt Music Publishing/Copyright Control

p/c 2015.


Barcodes


  • Barcode: 5016958998585
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO OLITPLP 1231 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MPO OLITPLP 1231 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): MPO OLITPLP 1231 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): MPO OLITPLP 1231 D
  • Label Code: LC 03275
  • Rights Society (Printed as "ASAP"): ASCAP


Companies


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Wellhart Ltd
  • Copyright (c) – One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Wellhart Ltd
  • Mixed At – Strongroom
  • Mastered At – Black Saloon Studios
  • Pressed By – MPO
  • Designed At – M/M (Paris)
  • Published By – Kobalt Music Publishing
  • Published By – EMI April Music Inc.
  • Published By – Copyright Control


Album


Vulnicura is the eighth studio album by Icelandic musician and singer Björk. It was produced by Björk, Arca and The Haxan Cloak, and released on 20 January 2015 by One Little Indian Records. Björk said the album expresses her feelings before and after her breakup with American contemporary artist Matthew Barney and the healing process. Vulnicura was originally scheduled for release in March 2015, in conjunction with the Björk: Archives book and an exhibition about Björk's career at the Museum of. Vulnicura is the eighth studio album by Björk. The album was supposed to be released in March 2015 but due to a leak, Björk and her team decided to release it on January 20th, 2015. The album was written in 2013, the year Björk and her partner Matthew Barney broke up, and it documents the progressive deterioration of the relationship and the subsequent overcoming of her pain. These two phases are symbolised by the wound and the healing of the wound. Björk - Vulnicura ALBUM REVIEW. Icelandic singer, songwriter, producer Björk is back with another record, and it's one filled with. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. In Björks discography, Vulnicura most resembles Vespertine, another unyieldingly cerebral work about vulnerability and being turned by love to besotted viscera, and also an unmistakably female album. Vulnicura doubles down on these elements, from the choir arrangements to the yonic wound imagery of the cover, like Björks attempt at a grand unified photoshoot of female pain, to Vulnicuras echoes from the first track Moments of clarity are so rare-I better document this of the long tradition of women artists thinking and rethinking their. own life stories, in public, until they. Vulnicura was originally scheduled for release in March 2015, in conjunction with the Björk: Archives book and an exhibition about Björk's career at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City following an internet leak, it was released digitally two months. Vulnicura is the ninth officially considered to be the eighth studio album by Icelandic musician and singer Björk. Album 2015 9 Songs. Delivered in a wounded cry of desperation, this lyric-from standout track Notget -is emblematic of Björks profoundly vulnerable ninth studio album. Given sonic texture by her lush string arrangements and the skittering beats of co-producer Arca, Vulnicura was written in response to the dissolution of Björks longtime relationship with artist Matthew Barney. Following the cosmically conceptual Biophilia 2011, its disarming yet reassuring to hear the Icelandic icons stratospheric voice wailing bluntly about recognizable human emotions. Björk - Vulnicura. Vulnicura Björk's 9 studio album PREORDER vulnicura. Vulnicura was written, produced and recorded in collaboration with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak. Of the albums nine tracks, six are written by Björk with two co-written with Arca and one co-written with Spaces. Björk Guðmundsdóttir is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and DJ. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres, spanning electronica, pop, experimental, classical, trip hop, IDM, and avant-garde music. Genre: Art Pop. Vulnicura honors her pain and the necessary path through and away from loss with some of her bravest, most challenging, and most engaging music. Full Review. Best of 2015. Worst of 2015


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Reviews:
  • Morad
Some of these comments make me feel like I've won the lottery... My copy sounds amazing. Quiet with only a quiet click here or there. There's a fullness to the sound that makes listening to this on vinyl much more rewarding than the digital version. But then again, I only listened to the included MP3 download.
  • Kerry
Does somebody know if there is a official 2 LP release without the slipcase and without the printed ois? Can't find that release on discogs. Thank yo.
  • Kazigrel
There isn’t one as far as I know. word word
  • Cozius
record sounds absolutely fine, although the paper jacket came with a deep scratch in the front, feel like it could rip open any time. overall a good release, apart from that cut.
  • Cae
ARCA IS A BADASS. THANK YOU ARCA. THANK YOU FOR FKA TWIGS TOO .
  • Armin
I Was feeling lucky and got another copy of this since I know some people have found decent pressings. I was pleased to find it was a goodie after returning two copies months ago. This one does have MPO etched in the runout. Seems like the good copies of this are rare but they are out there.
  • Monin
I was immediately taken aback by the surface noise and crackle. A real let down. Also what's the deal with the cheap flimsy vinyl weight?! For the so called deluxe editions they should've at least made sure it was 160G
  • Sirara
Vulnicura 2xLP: Design = 100% Packaging = 100%. Vinyl Pressing = 40%. It really sounds lousy. It's pathetically quiet. I would say I haven't really 'heard' the music yet, because I was so disappointed I just left the vinyl at the back of the pile. At the same time, I got a copy of the repressed Volta 2x12" from OLI, on coloured vinyl - it's very lightweight vinyl but it plays brilliantly. This confirms to me that the poor sound from the Vulnicura vinyl is down to inferior pressing.My copy is marked MPO is the runout, but side C has something scored out near the MPO marking.
  • Vobei
i hadnt played this album for a while but never noticed before, how LOW it plays! i dont have much static or pops/clicks on mine but i do have to turn it ALL the way up for LOUD sound. so annoying when albums are mastered so low, older electronic albums never seemed to have that problem.
  • Kaim
Same for me. Zero crackles or pops but the sound is so so low. I love the record and the packing us incredibly beautiful but so disappointed with the sound.
  • Arashilkis
Yes the pressing has some static but not as bad as some have made it out to be. Nothing in the deadwax says that it was pressed at MPO. It was pressed somewhere but not with them.
  • Goldcrusher
UK vinyl does says MPO in the runout, as noted above, and they were used for both the black and yellow versions.
  • Samugul
The best thing about this release is the packaging. Not Bjork's best work but better then recent releases. The pressing of this record is a major disappointment. Surface noise, pop and clicks the entire time.
  • Cordanara
There are good ones out there - I preordered mine and the background is silent throughout. Seems I got lucky looking at the reviews, but the good copies - which do exist! - sound better than many of her previous vinyl pressings.
  • Varshav
My copy has different record weights. Record 1 is 140g, record 2 110g. Weird but both plays nicely.
  • Bort
There's so many ticks and pops on this record... Really noisy and that's really disappointing because the music is amazing and probably one of Björk's finest albums. The songs are amazing and lyrically brilliant. The artwork and packaging are a true eye-candy. It didn't deserve such a poor quality vinyl record/pressing. I will give it a good Spin Clean wash later this evening, hoping that it will minimise the problem. It's a shame.
  • Malojurus
Yet another bad pressing from One Little Indian. I returned two of these to my local record shop. Both had that sizzle noise on the first record. Bjork vinyl sounds amazing when it's pressed right but it's such a crapshoot with OLI. I got the new Godspeed instead, which sounds excellent by the way.
  • DART-SKRIMER
Pretty disappointing that this isn't pressed on 180g, but the rest of the package sort of makes up for it. I've never felt a sleeve like that before, what is it coated with? It feels like suede!
  • Zulkigis
The weight of the vinyl doesn't necessarily mean the disc will be a better/solid pressing.Some old 70's rock records were very thin but still sound excellent.
  • Taur
It's amazing - think it's the same "matt-touch" finish Penguin Books have started putting on some of their paperbacks: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/matttouch-book-covers-a-feast-for-your-fingers-8693735.html
  • Ndlaitha
Congratulations, Arca, you didn't put your identity in this work. You helped her to bring all her heart out, and throw it on to our ears. One of the best records of Bjork. High quality vinyl, silent surface.
  • Lbe
as other mentioned already: the artwork is - almost as usual - brilliant. but not coming as 180 gram vinyls (guessing the problem was the packaging?). sound is fine, but not that magnificent >>>>> vinyl has sizzling noises from the beginning. a shame. my copy has on the other side no problem with a spin off center (which might the answer for getting this copy just 3 days ago while ordering it 2 months ago): problem is just these noises............they should take a lesson by listening to a radiohead recording..........these tunes crying for a superb recording.
  • Blackseeker
Radiohead have acquired a reputation for poor quality vinyl pressings in recent years, going at least as far back as Hail to the thief! The VERY special edition version of A moon shaped pool has been getting an absolute hammering for the paucity of the pressings. Original pressings of Nick Cave's Skeleton tree are also meant to have been terrible,; both in terms of sound quality and the actual condition of the vinyl.
  • Alien
The weight shouldn't really matter so long as the pressing is good. The noise may be caused by static from the inner sleeves.I have seen similar comments on the recent Jamie XX album.http://www.discogs.com/Jamie-xx-In-Colour/release/7063324Some of the commentors found that anti static liners/sleeve helped in that case.
  • Doktilar
My ol' heavy weight vespertine&medulla sound amazing. I believe it was medulla thats originally 45rpm also. But weight definitely isnt an issue for sound quality. Although the nice heaviness may just feel like "better quality":)
  • Nekora
The weight of the vinyl shouldn't make any difference to the sound quality, just to its durability, likelihood of warps, etc. Some of the worst-sounding Bjork records (Vespertine, Medulla and Volta original 33rpm issues) weigh a ton, while their DMM reissues, pressed on ultra-thin coloured vinyl this year, sound massively better. It's the mastering and vinyl quality, not thickness, that affects the sound.
  • Vozuru
Awesome packaging awesome sound. Somewhat surprised this wasnt pressed on 180g vinyl like many of her releases though, and there does seem to be a slight off-centered/waviness of the grooves of disc1 but it doesn't seem to effect the sound very much on my copy. Overall im very happy to finally own this masterpiece!
  • monotronik
Is this the only vinyl release? Just wanna know if I order it from Amazon that I'll get the slipcase or not.
  • Cordabor
i believe all first pressings will have the slipcase probably til the first pressing sells out. Recieved mine from a u.s. online retailer today&it had the slip case so yours probably will as well :)
  • Halloween
I got mine delivered from a local Australian store and it had the cover. It's probably a limited edition extra.
  • Nakora
The Dics 1 of my copy have an noticeable off-center pressing defect. Should I return this record or just claim for a refund?proof: https://vk.com/video_ext.php?oid=3229323&id=171288570&hash=8aa4f4f553ac1eb8&hd=2UPD: OLI email me about reshipping another copy. Very kind of themUPD2: Second copy spins perfectlyUPD3: Finally, OLI sent me the 3rd copy (maybe by mistake), and it plays exactly as the 1st, but I gave out previous copies to "salvation army", so I'm "back to the basics"
  • I am hcv men
I went through 3 pressings that are off-centred on disc 1 and returned them all. However I took a risk and just got a fourth one and disc 1 is flat, centred and quiet. There's no mention of MPO in the matrix so it's probably pressed by another plant. Disc 2 is still pressed by MPO but this disc was fine on all my previous ones too. Maybe One Little Indian have taken note?
  • Wnex
I agree totally BUT what could the record store do about it? I would contact the label,one little indian,to let them know directly if anything&request a replacement. But i've read their communication/respondance isnt very great unfortunately...Its pretty disappointing their pressing such bad copies of amazing music that would sound even greater on vinyl. I hear even the recent bjork reissues aren't nicely pressed as well
  • Malalrajas
It's unacceptable ! Disc 1 is all about strings. There is nothing like strings to sound awfully ugly on an off-center spinning disc. Such a record cannot be played seriously. If you have a record that cannot be played, the only right thing to do is to ask for a decent replacement copy. Why would you want to keep it ? My copy is OK, but if yours is not, doing nothing certainly won't help vinyl pressing plants improving.The message you send by doing this is: I buy vinyl records only as a collector but I don't really play them, so the actual quality of the disc itself doesn't really matter.This way of seeing things is driving me crazy. Please don't do that !
  • Black_Hawk_Down.
Unfortunately it seems the manufacture quality of vinyl has gone down over the years with demand increasing greatly recently. I wouldnt bother returning it, unless it greatly affects sound&bothers you, since you may end up with another one in the same condition sadly.
  • Weernis
Hey, same on mine. Exactly Disc 1, tone arm moving like crazy. Also on disc 2. Did not expect this.
  • Jeronashe
Every Björk album is brilliant, but i did not expect such a magnificient masterpiece which is probably her finest work to date! I'd like if she would split with a boyfriend every time before recording a new album :)Btw, here is an extremely detailed article about how exactly the Vulnicura was recorded: http://imgur.com/a/yvZwW/all
  • just one girl
As usual Björk delivers her strange art in an absolutely beautiful artwork. Björk 1 Vs Madonna 0
  • Risinal
This is the most beautifully crafted vinyl package I've seen in a while. The limited edition acetate is bright and glossy with firm, square edges and fits very precisely over the gatefold sleeve. The cover is finished with a really high-quality matt texture - you might even say 'luxurious' - while the printing is really sharp and bold. The back cover is more spacious and more attractively laid out than the CD version. (While the CD numbers the tracks 1 to 9, this LP edition gives them all a letter, and together the track positions - 'v', 'u', and so on - spell out 'vulnicura'.) The inners and labels are beautiful, too, while the vinyl is solid, heavyweight and - most importantly - really great sounding. The first time I spun it there was loads of static and I was really disappointed, thinking there was distortion all over the first disc. in fact, it was gone the second time I played it. It's not mastered too loud - which has been a problem with One Little Indian's releases in the past (the original 33rpm issues of Vespertine, Medulla and Volta have great signal-to-noise ratios but do tend to distort, even on high-end equipment) - and, well, the album sounds phenomenal. I can't recommend this edition highly enough.
  • Cala
The static could have been caused when removing the LP from the inner sleeve.You can get anti static liners if it is a recurring issue.
  • Oso
Vinyl cover looks hella intense.
  • Tygolar
That,s an understatement.But yes, very often that,s how scorpions experience their negative emotions.Not always easy.... :-)