Pop icon Boy George is an innovator many times over, not only through flaunting his sexuality, reinvigorating 80s pop music alongside the other new romantics, but also in the way he reinvented himself as a DJ. He has become one of the most sought after and ...
Bjork’s remixed world
Bjork, that most avate-garde of artists, returns from her voyages in video experimentation with a remix of her seventh studio album, ‘Biophilia’. ‘Bastards’¬†hands over her tracks to some of the celebrities of the electronic scene, who synthesise her work into a continuous flow that seems to take on a life of its own.¬†She said ‚Äúthe remixes gave the songs more beats; legs to dance on!‚ÄĚ¬†The songs are entrusted to artists such as Current Value, Death Grips, Hudson Mohawke, Alva Noto, Matthew Herbert, Omar Souleyman, 16-bit, These New Puritans and The Slip.¬†Their interpretations range from the ‚ÄĚconcrete‚ÄĚ sound of Alvar Noto, very close to classical music, to the bloody-nosed rock and romance of These New Puritans, to the sophisticated orchestral jazz of Matthew Herbert.
Bastards brings us back to Biophilia, demanding further attention to a record that sounds as if you had reached the point of the universe where art and science merge. And with ‘Bastards’, perhaps you have.