Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Album /Bjork: Vulnicura Live

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Album /Bjork: Vulnicura Live

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VULNICURA is Bjork's ninth studio album, and this special live edition features 14 songs performed by the singer on her 2015 Vulnicura tour.

From the get go, with opener Stonemilker, the strings are foregrounded and lush-sounding. They have a Bond-theme vernacular to their swooping seriousness, while it isn't until History Of Touches that the electronics of her collaborators, Arca and The Haxan Cloak step up.

The heavily manipulated vocal samples and fastswirl of grainy synthesizer noise lend a contemporary feel which is hardly surprising given how clued into new developments Bjork is.

Her collaborators are carefully selected and put their own stamps on her music whilst being fully absorbed in her artistic vision. This record documents her break-up from former husband, artist Matthew Barney, and it is often uncomfortable to digest lyrically. …

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