Following the release of last year’s Biophilia, Björk has released five of eight parts of a new remix series. In this, the sixth installment, British electronic musician Matthew Herbert reimagines the album cuts “Mutual Core,” “Sacrifice” and “Virus.”
“I have been really spoilt through the years with the amount of interest Matthew Herbert has shown my music and the amount of times he has been up for doing remixes,” Björk tells Rolling Stone. “He has taken it full on and made it into his version but still true to the heart of the song and, more than once, improved it.”
“Mutual Core,” originally inspired by tectonic plates, builds slowly with background bleeps and opaque textures before erupting into a cacophonous rumble. “Sacrifice,” based on man’s relationship with nature, pushes forward with choppy synth jabs and vulnerable moments of almost complete silence.
Matthew Herbert’s Biophilia remixes will be released on June 25th.