Lotic, Mica Levi, and others have remixed Björk

The first part of the 'Vulnicura' remix series sees new versions come from Lotic, Mica Levi, Katie Gately, and Kramphaft.

10.06.15

Following the release of her Black Lake music video, Björk has released the first of two sets of 'Vulnicura' remixes. The remixers here include Lotic, Mica Levi, Katie Gately, and Kramphaft.

Both Björk and her collaborators left comments about their relationship with one another and how they put together the remixers, which is very fun. Here's a few sample comments:

Björk on Mica Levi: mica is someone i have been following growing since 2008 , like a proud aunt , i might even have been at her first concert ? sooo exciting to witness her grow into a full on composer carry the weight of such things as "under the skin" … and i still adore her upbeat stuff with tirzah too !!

Björk on Lotic: lotic is the one of the first musicians alejandro [Arca] introduced me to autumn 2013 with piles of enthusiasm : i got immediately obsessed enjoying how always total nature he was !! the most clublike flamboyant anthems of his always seem like shrieks of beasts , dark insects and pagan birds displaying their feathers in a territorial way : a colourful celebration !! the reason why i asked him to do notget was there are certain suspension like elastic gravity defying beat structures that him and alejandro share ( each in their total idiosyncratic way though ) that notget has and i had a gut feeling he would take further . which he did .

Lotic on Björk: When Björk sent over the original track to review late last year, I couldn't believe how well she had intuited that ‘Notget’ was the perfect selection for me. Perhaps it was a bit of coincidence, but I was very much still tending to the scars left from my previous relationship while at the same time nurturing my current one. ‘Notget’ is both the mourning and the eulogy; I knew this meant remixing the song would be difficult, both technically and emotionally. In the end, I felt I had to attempt to amplify both the desperation the song expresses as well as the inspired, reminiscent joy. The result came to be two completely separate explorations, with ‘Keptsafe’ exploring the sorrow and ‘Fromdeath’, coming next week, the bliss.

And so on. You can listen to the read all the commentary over at Dazed Digital and listen to the set below.