Since late 2014, there’s been talk of new recordings from Björk, first from producer Arca, and more recently dark ambient artist The Haxan Cloak, who announced that he was collaborating with the Icelandic art-pop artist. Today, Björk made the official announcement of her new album and follow-up to 2011’s Biophilia, which is titled Vulnicura, via Facebook. It’s going to be released in March.
In what looks like a handwritten note, the tracks are listed as follows (though the proper order hasn’t been made clear): “Stonemilker,” “Lionsong,” “History of Touches,” “Black Lake,” “Family,” “Notget,” “Atom Dance,” “Mouth Mantra” and “Quicksand.” Take a look at the new album announcement note below.
Arca, produced six of the songs and co-wrote two of them; his most recent album is Xen, and he also did production work on FKA Twigs’ LP1. The Haxan Cloak added production work to the album, in addition to mixing; his most recent album is 2013’s Excavation. Last year he collaborated with The Body, on I Shall Die Here.
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