Bj̦rk - Vulnicura
Bjork returns with her ninth album with production by London based Venezuelan producer Arca. It's a complete heartbreak album and an extraordinary work of art. Across nine, soul-scourging tracks she confidently deploys a blend of elegant, avant-garde string arrangements, electronic beats, ecclesiastical harmonies and deeply distorted vocals to explore the strange contraflows of love, sorrow, strength, fury, nostalgia, confusion, defiance, despair, hope, grief, pity and spite that she feels at being 'shut out' by the father of her twelve-year-old daughter. The mood is summed up by the ten minute centrepiece 'Black Lake', an impossibly desolate post-mortem picking up the bones of a failed relationship. It's Bjork's saddest and coldest album yet utterly beautiful.
CD - Standard Digipack.
Deluxe CD - Limited run Deluxe Digipack CD with alternate artwork on an acetate sleeve.
LP - Double Vinyl with Download.