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Production on the album began during the filming of Dancer in the Darkwhich was characterized by conflict between her and director Lars von Trier. With the rising popularity of Napster and music downloads, she decided to use instruments whose sounds Aurora - Björk - Vespertine not be compromised when Aurora - Björk - Vespertine and played on a computer, including the harpthe celestaclavichordstringsand custom music boxes.
Lyrically, the album revolves around sex and love — sometimes explicitly — inspired by her new relationship with Matthew Barney ; other lyrical sources include a poem by E. It was widely acclaimed by critics, with praise centred on its erotic, intimate mood and sonic experimentation. It was certified gold in Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.
Inshe enlisted Zeena Parkins, Matmos, and a choir of Inuit women to embark on the Vespertine World Tourwhich took place at theatres and small venues, in favor of acoustics over audience numbers. It featured thematic ideas such as cocooning and thread-weaving that she would later Aurora - Björk - Vespertine on Vespertine. The album was highly acclaimed on its initial release and stylistically differed from her previous two releases, described by her as "very emotionally confrontational and [ The filming process was conflictive.
While she worked on the film, she also began producing her next album, writing new music, and teaming with new collaborators.
She has said " Selmasongs was the day job and Vespertine was the hobby". I use micro-beats, a lot of whispery vocals, which I think sound amazing when they're downloaded because of the secrecy of the medium. The only acoustic instruments I would use would be those that sound good after they've been downloaded, so the harp, the music box, celeste and clavichord. They're plucky sounds.
It's all about being in a little house, on your own. Her relationship with Barney influenced her lyrics, which were now more intimate, detailed, and revealing as opposed to those of her past works. Writer and critic Mark Pytlik notes that, "where [ Domestika ] signified a focus of extracting magic from the platitudes of everyday life, [ Vespertine ] [ Matmos came in the last two weeks and added percussion on top of the songs, but they didn't do any of the main parts, and they are credited everywhere as having done the whole album.
And they don't even listen to him. It really is strange. Stylistically, Vespertine incorporates elements of both art and dance music. Vespertine is also characterized by "the obsession with sonic traces of analog technology — that is, the pervasive use of loopsstatic and white noise — despite the obviously digital orientation of twenty-first-century electronics. The album opens with " Hidden Place ", which features a soprano section and strings, "over the top of a warm, intimate melody".
The Slate album review noted the minimalist nature of the track, pointing out a lack of hook Aurora - Björk - Vespertinebeat and melody. She said:. Vespertine is an album made by a character who's very introvert. This time around, I wanted to make sure that the scenery of the songs is not like a mountain or a city or outside, it's inside, so it's very internal. So I guess all three videos are very internal.
It was Terminal Velocity - X in London over four days in February We always wanted to get as close to her as we could, as we all felt she had never been portrayed as the "real" and beautiful woman she is.
This is somehow tabooto observe a pop star with no makeup from a distance of half an inch. Then the idea of the liquid works as a visualization of all possible emotions pulsating and circulating in her very busy brain. The loop idea was a main point for us as well, trying to extend the usual time frame of pop video super-fast editing, to make it hypnotising, mesmerising and irritating, like an eternally burning fireplace.
Nick Knight, who had previously shot the cover art for Homogenicdirected the music video for "Pagan Poetry". The main idea behind the music video was: "to do something with the moving image that was a mirror of what was happening musically". The album's ethereal artwork mirrors its "delicacy and introverted romance". Michael Hubbard of Фа Диез Мажор - Ф. Шопен* - Виктор Мержанов - 24 Прелюдии, Соч.
28 commented positively on it, writing "the spine of the CD is entirely white, while the rest of the sleeve features innovative photography and artwork, preparing the listener before they even hear the album for something Aurora - Björk - Vespertine special".
Feathers so white they evoke the purity of freshly fallen snow blanketing the ground outside while you sip a coffee by the fire, both Herbman Skank - Le Peuple De LHerbe - 000+ curled around the mug's warm ceramic finish".
Academic Nicola Dibben has likened Vespertine' s artwork and promotion to representations of the Greek myth of Leda and the Swanemphazising the erotic overtones of both. She No One Has - Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles. The cover art to Vespertine [ For the first time in this context, however, she does not meet the viewer's gaze directly.
As in other visual representations of this myth, the entwined bodies of Leda and the swan permit a representation of erotic intimacy that would prove unacceptable if realised in a more literal fashion. Vespertine was released later than One Little Indian Records had intended. Its music video had premiered in February. By Septemberthe album had reached number 19 on the Billboard and the top spot on the Top Electronic Albums chart, with One Little Indian head Derek Birket declaring that the album had sold over 1.
Upon release, Vespertine received universal acclaim from music critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 88, based on 28 reviews.
Club ' s Keith Phipps found it to be: "an album both timeless and of the moment, an avant-garde electronic-pop exploration of classic themes".
An enthusiastic review came from The Wirewhich felt that: "In the end, Vespertine commits its magic by daring to go places more obvious and more human than one would have ever expected. The glittering sound fits the album's idea of inner riches, the treasure people keep hidden inside.
She is a legend in her time. Billboard ' s Michael Paoletta applauded Vespertine for its "positive [introversion]", feeling some of the tracks "have the strength to bring tears of joy and pain to the eyes.
Club Rolling Stone About. Critics' lists The information regarding lists including Vespertine is adapted from Acclaimed Musicexcept where otherwise noted. Credits adapted from the Aurora - Björk - Vespertine notes of Vespertine.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Aurora - Björk - Vespertine used in reference to phenomena observed during the evening hours, see Vespertine biology. One Little Indian Elektra. But her unique sonic palette is harnessed here in the service of hushed awe: womblike intimacy and occasional ecstasy.
The controversial music video for " Pagan Poetry ", directed by Nick Knightfeatures highly stylized images of unsimulated sexgoing in hand with Vespertine' s central One - Three Dog Night - Joy To The World - Their Greatest Hits of eroticism and intimacy. Fauna illustrations by Ernst Haeckelincluding the one pictured above, were used as a backdrop during the Vespertine World Tour.
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