The Haxan Cloak has been in collaboration mode of late, following up his outstanding 2013 album Excavation with a 2014 full-length collaboration with sludge metal duo The Body, I Shall Die Here. And he also recently has been working with HEALTH on their latest. But now he’s working with an even more high profile artist: Björk. The Icelandic artist is currently working on her follow-up to 2011’s Biophilia, and news has already leaked that she’s working with innovative producer Arca, who has also worked with FKA Twigs and Kanye West. But today, The Haxan Cloak confirmed in a Tweet that he’s been spending a good amount of time working on the album with Björk: “I can now share, with equal parts humility and excitement, the last few months I’ve been working with @bjork on her new record. An honour.”
The new Björk album does not yet have a title or release date, but it’s already shaping up to be one of 2015’s most exciting releases, if it does actually get released this year.
Stream The Haxan Cloak’s intense 2013 track, “The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)”.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.