Björk - Vulnicura Strings

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Björk - Vulnicura Strings

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FormatCD & LP
Released6th November
Catalogue TPLP1317CD
Barcode 5016958996826

The LP format is expected into stock on 13th November

The Acoustic Version: Strings, Voice and Viola Organista Only

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 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 ) [...] i hope you like this version too”

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