Drawing Restraint 9 Surround(w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2006)

Artist: Bjork

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Product Overview


Label Caroline Distribution
SKU 203882078
UPC 827954045907
UPC 14 00827954045907
Format CD
Release Date 12/17/2006
Author Bjork
Compilation Appearance A Tribute To Joni Mitchell
Compilation Appearance Sucker Punch (Ost)
Associated Artist/Work Dirty Projectors
Technical Info
CatalogID 000459
Lable Name One Little Indian
Released 01/23/2007
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827954045907
Album Notes and Credits
An unconventional and somewhat challenging soundtrack to the work of a singularly strange filmmaker, Bjork's score for her partner Matthew Barney's DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 takes the Icelandic performer's already adventurous aesthetic to new extremes. While a few tracks featuring Bjork (or, in the case of "Gratitude," Will Oldham) on vocals vaguely resemble her more pop-friendly outings, much of this album is steeped in avant-garde atmospherics that include lilting harp passages (the aforementioned "Gratitude"), ominous brass interludes ("Hunter Vessel"), and even haunting Japanese Noh singing ("Holographic Entrypoint"). Although DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 may perplex some listeners, those patient enough to follow Bjork down almost any path will find plenty to appreciate here.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (No. 982, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Bjork's delicate compositions employ harp, glockenspiel and the sho, a fifteen-pipe Japanese instrument...."
Uncut (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Bjork's vocals are a hypnotic midnight whisper, a continuation of MEDULLA's vocal layering techniques."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.62) - Ranked #2 in Mojo's "2005 Soundtracks Of The Year."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 - "'Ambergris March' is a stunning, multi-tracked Bj?rk performance....Exceptionally inventive."
Product Attributes
Artist Bjork
Music Format Compact Disc
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