who doesn’t love fan remixes?
i got the new album in the mail last week, but hadn’t had a chance to really sit down and listen to it on the ol’ stereo, immersed in the cool cool package – (limited edition) – so nice to have actual stuff to read that’s not a teeny tiny CD – and while not 12 inch vinyl size, funny how the Manual Edition of Biophilia is practically the same size and shape of an iPad. Very fun to go to the apps on the iPad, back to the packaging, to see what instruments are being played, then just lying back and just listening, her beautiful voice and odd, intriguing, magical new instruments filling the room – taking it all in. By the way, the above tunes are NOT from the special 2nd disc that came with the special edition, but more recent live recordings from her show October 16th in Reykjavík – she’s got a half dozen more shows there over the next 10 days – tickets still available – oh if only i could…. sigh. Anyhoo, Moon and Cosmogony are still my faves, but coming up a strong 3rd is Mutual Core – can’t wait to see that live!
So, after 4 days of non-stop loud loud loud, annoying the neighbors with Biophilia, I think I have successfully broken in the new album.
Bjorks’ latest single, Moon
I was certainly ready to not be impressed, as I’ve found his remixes to be too, um, er, um, noise-focused? so Remix #1 was a pleasant, no make that – AMAZING surprise! She sounds fantastic, and each listen you hear some new subtlety you hadn’t heard before, and he allows her vocals to soar! I wouldn’t have bought it without a first listen on the web, and was blown away. Five easy paypal bucks later, I was blasting the 4 mixes to the great annoyance of the neighbors!
I can just picture her floating in deep dark space singing this gorgeous song! And i really love the 2nd remix, too. But listen to this one before hearing the 2nd; and then there are 2 instrumental mixes – all in all, 4 mixes, which will then really make checking out the fan re-mixes, when they go to town with them.