Bjork shares new flute-heavy DJ mix with new music from ‘Utopia’
Bjork is on the cover of the new issue of Mixmag and to go along with that, she's made a DJ mix for the publication featuring a bit of "Loss" from her upcoming album, Utopia. There are also tracks by Arca, Kelela, Steve Reich, and Kelly Lee Owens. Bjork says, "here is a little set for you . it is most definitely flute and air themed and perhaps reveals the sonic environment my ears were in last year . i thank all the musicians." You can listen to that below.
Bjork also just did a feature interview with Pitchfork where she talks about working with Arca again, finding happiness again and using samples of Venezuelan birdsongs:
The birds there sound completely different. They sound like R2-D2, or techno. There’s one beautiful sound that ended up in the beginning of “The Gate,” a recording of these birds that Venezuelans believe are the ghosts of fetuses. If they have stillborns or young children that die, they think they go into the jungle and make these sounds. They sound like ’70s analog synths. It’s one of my all-time favorite noises.