Bjork has taken her instant classic and re-worked the tracks into string and vocal compositions. She has removed the bass, the drums, electronics. It's stripped down, raw and powerful. As true a look as you can get into this album's personal material.
the original version of 'vulnicura' layered the boom and crack of electronic beats with an intense vocal melody and incredible string arrangements by bj?rk which have been performed live with a fifteen chair orchestra. the new version is musically wholly comprised of strings, with new violin solos by una sveinbjarnard?ttir and strings records by a viola organista.
bj?rk used the only 'viola organista' in the world to perform some of the arrangements; an instrument which was designed originally by leonardo da vinci but not built until after his lifetime. the instrument uses a friction belt to vibrate individual strings (similar to a violin), with the strings selected by pressing keys on the keyboard (similar to an organ). the instrument was recorded in krakow, poland by its constructor s?awomir zubrzycki and here is where the album reached completion. pressed on 12'' heavyweight 180g black vinyl. 2 x vinyl with gatefold sleeve.