Bastards (Björk album)
|Remix album by Björk|
|Released||19 November 2012|
|Genre||Electronica, experimental, alternative, worldbeat, drum and bass, art rock, downtempo|
|Label||One Little Indian|
|Producer||Björk, Mark Bell, Omar Souleyman, Hudson Mohawke, Death Grips, These New Puritans, Matthew Herbert, 16bit, Alva Noto, The Slips, Current Value|
|Aesthetic Magazine Toronto|||
|Consequence of Sound|||
Bastards (stylized as bastards) is the third remix album by Icelandic artist Björk, it was released on November 19, 2012. The album features remixes of tracks from seventh studio album, Biophilia (2011). All of the remixes were previously released on The Crystalline Series or the Biophilia Remix Series, and they were all remastered by Mandy Parnell.
Although all tracks have been released, Björk "felt it important to gather together the essence of the remixes" so she "picked a quarter of them for one CD for people who are perhaps not too sassy [sic] downloaders or don't have the time or energy to partake in the hunter-gathering rituals of the internet". The cover features the 'strata' persona Björk adopted for the "Mutual Core" music video which was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang.
|1.||"Crystalline" (Omar Souleyman Version)||Björk||Björk, 16bit (adaptation by Omar Souleyman)||6:39|
|2.||"Virus" (Hudson Mohawke Peaches and Guacamol Remix)||Björk, Sjón||Björk (remix by Hudson Mohawke)||4:49|
|3.||"Sacrifice" (Death Grips Remix)||Björk||Björk (remix by Death Grips)||4:17|
|4.||"Sacrifice" (Matthew Herbert's Pins and Needles Mix Edit)||Björk||Björk (remix and additional production by Matthew Herbert)||0:37|
|5.||"Mutual Core" (These New Puritans Remix featuring Solomon Islands Song)||Björk||Björk (remix by These New Puritans)||3:54|
|6.||"Hollow" (16bit Remix)||Björk||Björk, 16bit (remix by 16bit)||7:00|
|7.||"Mutual Core" (Matthew Herbert's Tectonic Plates Mix)||Björk||Björk (remix and additional production by Matthew Herbert)||5:05|
|8.||"Thunderbolt" (Death Grips Remix)||Björk, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir||Björk (remix by Death Grips)||5:04|
|9.||"Dark Matter" (Alva Noto Remodel)||Björk, Mark Bell||Björk (remix by Alva Noto)||5:40|
|10.||"Thunderbolt" (Omar Souleyman Version)||Björk, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir||Björk (adaptation by Omar Souleyman)||7:23|
|11.||"Solstice" (Current Value Remix)||Björk, Sjón||Björk (remix by Current Value)||6:28|
|12.||"Moon" (The Slips Remix)||Björk, Damian Taylor||Björk (remix by The Slips)||6:07|
|13.||"Crystalline" (Matthew Herbert Mix)||Björk||Björk, 16bit (remix by Matthew Herbert)||5:17|
- Sample credits
- "Mutual Core" (These New Puritans Remix featuring Solomon Islands Song) includes samples from the Traditional composition "Funeral Song (Solomon Islands 1978)", as extracted from the album Spirit of Melanesia by David Fanshawe.
- Slingerland, Calum (November 28, 2012). "Album Review: Björk’s “Bastards” Delivers Collection Of “Biophilia” Remixes That Explore New Sonic Horizons". Aesthetic Magazine Toronto.
- Grant, Sarah H. (December 5, 2012). "Album Review: Björk – bastards'". Consequence of Sound.
- "BJÖRK bastards". Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- Pelly, Jenn. "Björk Announces Biophilia Remix Album, bastards". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
- "BJÖRK ANNOUNCES REMIX ALBUM ENTITLED BASTARDS FEATURING HUDMO, DEATH GRIPS". Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "2012 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.