A very limited run of Björk’s new single ‘the gate’ will be released on single-sided 12” vinyl via one little indian records 22nd September 2017.
‘the gate is essentially a love song, but i say ‘love’ in a more transcendent way. vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and i think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. it’s about rediscovering love – but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.’ – Björk
I now have the new album and this single on pre-order, although I didn’t realise that I will receive both at the same time, so I will have to wait until the later album release to get the single. Never mind, I will have heard the track by then anyway.
Really interested to see where she is going stylistically with these new songs as recent releases have not been very accessible. This is not a criticism, they just haven’t been. I’d like to see them be more accessible but not too accessible, there’s a halfway point between Vulnicura and, let’s say, Homogenic that would be a really nice area to have her music exist.
I also ordered this:
Biophilia – Matthew Herberts remixes.
Sixth in an eight-part series of remixes of tracks from björk’s biophilia. comes with mp3 download coupon.
500 limited edition 12” sleeves printed over micro-textured coloured cards with metallic foils and embossing.
There are eight of these in total I think, I have 6 now. Here are some of the tracks from this remix series.