Awards Discography Live performances Songs Videography. Selmasongs Drawing Restraint 9. Greatest Hits. Book Category. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers. The only acoustic instruments I would use would be those that sound good after they've been downloaded, so the harp, the music box, celeste and clavichord. They're plucky sounds. It's all about being in a little house, on your own. Although he described it as "horrendous and impenetrable once you first get it", de Vries admitted: "There is something about typing commands in and hearing the noises come out which is very different from tweaking knobs and it really does take you in surprising directions.
It's a way of disrupting the normal circuitry between you and the sound-making machinery. Her relationship with Barney influenced her lyrics, which were now more intimate, detailed, and revealing as opposed to those of her past works. Writer and critic Mark Pytlik notes that, "where [ Domestika ] signified a focus of extracting magic from the platitudes of everyday life, [ Vespertine ] [ Matmos came in the last two weeks and added percussion on top of the songs, but they didn't do any of the main parts, and they are credited everywhere as having done the whole album.
And they don't even listen to him. It really is strange. Stylistically, Vespertine incorporates elements of both art and dance music. Vespertine is also characterized by "the obsession with sonic traces of analog technology — that is, the pervasive use of loops , static and white noise — despite the obviously digital orientation of twenty-first-century electronics.
The album opens with " Hidden Place ", which features a soprano section and strings, "over the top of a warm, intimate melody". The Slate album review noted the minimalist nature of the track, pointing out a lack of hook , beat and melody.
She said:. Vespertine is an album made by a character who's very introvert. This time around, I wanted to make sure that the scenery of the songs is not like a mountain or a city or outside, it's inside, so it's very internal. So I guess all three videos are very internal. It was shot in London over four days in February We always wanted to get as close to her as we could, as we all felt she had never been portrayed as the "real" and beautiful woman she is.
This is somehow taboo , to observe a pop star with no makeup from a distance of half an inch. Then the idea of the liquid works as a visualization of all possible emotions pulsating and circulating in her very busy brain. The loop idea was a main point for us as well, trying to extend the usual time frame of pop video super-fast editing, to make it hypnotising, mesmerising and irritating, like an eternally burning fireplace.
Nick Knight, who had previously shot the cover art for Homogenic , directed the music video for "Pagan Poetry". The main idea behind the music video was: "to do something with the moving image that was a mirror of what was happening musically".
The album's ethereal artwork mirrors its "delicacy and introverted romance". Michael Hubbard of musicOMH commented positively on it, writing "the spine of the CD is entirely white, while the rest of the sleeve features innovative photography and artwork, preparing the listener before they even hear the album for something very special".
Feathers so white they evoke the purity of freshly fallen snow blanketing the ground outside while you sip a coffee by the fire, both hands curled around the mug's warm ceramic finish".
Academic Nicola Dibben has likened Vespertine' s artwork and promotion to representations of the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan , emphazising the erotic overtones of both. She stated:. The cover art to Vespertine [ For the first time in this context, however, she does not meet the viewer's gaze directly.
As in other visual representations of this myth, the entwined bodies of Leda and the swan permit a representation of erotic intimacy that would prove unacceptable if realised in a more literal fashion. Vespertine was released later than One Little Indian Records had intended. Its music video had premiered in February. By September , the album had reached number 19 on the Billboard and the top spot on the Top Electronic Albums chart, with One Little Indian head Derek Birket declaring that the album had sold over 1.
Upon release, Vespertine received universal acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 88, based on 28 reviews. Club ' s Keith Phipps found it to be: "an album both timeless and of the moment, an avant-garde electronic-pop exploration of classic themes".
An enthusiastic review came from The Wire , which felt that: "In the end, Vespertine commits its magic by daring to go places more obvious and more human than one would have ever expected. The glittering sound fits the album's idea of inner riches, the treasure people keep hidden inside. She is a legend in her time. Billboard ' s Michael Paoletta applauded Vespertine for its "positive [introversion]", feeling some of the tracks "have the strength to bring tears of joy and pain to the eyes.
Club ,  Rolling Stone ,  About. The information regarding lists including Vespertine is adapted from Acclaimed Music , except where otherwise noted. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Vespertine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the term used in reference to phenomena observed during the evening hours, see Vespertine biology. One Little Indian Elektra.
But her unique sonic palette is harnessed here in the service of hushed awe: womblike intimacy and occasional ecstasy. The controversial music video for " Pagan Poetry ", directed by Nick Knight , features highly stylized images of unsimulated sex , going in hand with Vespertine' s central theme of eroticism and intimacy.
Fauna illustrations by Ernst Haeckel , including the one pictured above, were used as a backdrop during the Vespertine World Tour. See also: Vespertine World Tour. Cummings Sigsworth.
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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date August 28,"Hidden Place" är en låt skriven och framförd av den isländska sångerskan Björk. Den gavs ut som första singel från albumet Vespertine den 6 augusti Låten har uppnått plats 21 på den brittiska singellistan  men lämnade också avtryck på flera av singellistorna i övriga Europa. "Hidden Place" är den första av Björks singlar som inte släpptes på vinylskiva, utan endast.