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[Audio] – Björk – “Domestica” (2001)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on March 13, 2009

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Björk – “Domestica” (2001)

Björk has had innumerable boxes and re-packagings and CD2s, but she’s yet to do the most obvious and essential thing: a b-sides compendium.  Which is a shame, because she’s got at least one very strong album’s worth of non-remix b-sides.  This is a personal favorite, an ode to the “mundane,” simple things in life, unabashedly celebratory, with some of her warmest production for fans of fuzzy electronics. [Björk is featured here with a lullaby, here with an instrumental percussion piece mixed with Vivaldi, and here with Robert Wyatt in a duet with Indonesian Kecak at Musicophilia.]

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  1. Taylor said, on March 23, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Doesn’t it floor you that Domestica got cut from Vespertine at the last minute? It totally sums up the sound of album in one pretty song.

    • Soundslike said, on March 23, 2009 at 7:37 am

      I can kind of see it–“Domestica” is so much warmer than ‘Vespertine,’ as was (in a different way) “In Our Hands,” which was on the early version of ‘Vespertine’ that leaked (which I always preferred, especially the running order). But at this point, I prefer “Domestica” to the album, other than “Undo” and “Unison”. Great track, a sound I hope she might revisit one day in greater depth.


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