Just like Tracey Emin’s “I Promise To Love You” showed on billboards in Times Square every night at midnight for the month of February 2013, the next billboard take over in this “Midnight Moments” series will be Bjork’s “Mutual Core” video. A great viewing spot is on 47th and Broadway and the video will likely show a few minutes before midnight. “Mutual Core” will show every night in March 2013.
If you missed Bjork’s residency at the New York Science Museum, there is good news. NYCTaper has recorded the audio of one of the shows (and it was the one I went to!) and you might recognize some groovy photos in their review!
Head over to NYCTaper (link will open in a new window) and grab your copy of Bjork live on February 12, 2012.
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Oh Bjork! The Icelandic singer has made an album combining science and nature with the latest in sound technology called “Biophilia.” She’s promoting the record with a series of concerts at New York’s Museum of Science in Queens. I attended the show on February 12, 2012 and when it comes to putting on an amazing live show, Bjork does not disappoint. Backed with a choir, who sounded like a chorus of angels, Bjork performed her entire album “Biophilia” while trippy visuals were shown on screens over the stage. The venue for a concert like this was perfect as we were situated in a tall building with amazing acoustics and since the show was in the round, every spot in the room was a decent vantage point.
Aside from the new album, Bjork also played “You’ve Been Flirting Again” and “Isobel” from “Post,” “Mouth’s Cradle” from “Medulla,” “Pagan Poetry” from “Vespertine,” the non-album classic “Generous Palmstroke” and the finale, “Declare Independence” from “Volta.” Though “Possibly Maybe” was on the set list, it was not played. Bjork was recovering from a cold but she still sounded amazing and was wearing an interesting dress that only Bjork could pull off. Bjork said thank you after many of the songs but didn’t say much else to the audience except to ask if we would help her sing happy birthday to one of the women in her choir.
For those that think “Biophilia” is a little too obscure to get into, seeing it performed live really helped me to enjoy the music more; however, like a lot of Bjork fans, I am waiting for an all out dance album. Bjork will be performing several more shows in New York throughout February including a few more at the museum and some at Roseland in Manhattan. If you like Bjork’s music, you will not want to miss this show. It’s extremely intimate and it makes you reaffirm your love for Bjork, whose talent and willingness to experiment is the very thing that is missing from so many acts that are out there today.
“Sucker Punch: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” will be released on March 22, 2011. The audio companion to the film director Zack Snyder describes as “Alice In Wonderland with machine guns” has taken over two years to create, and will delight filmgoers and music fans of all generations.
Fascinatingly reworked versions of classic songs illuminate the soundtrack, with the film’s star Emily Browning covering “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” (Eurythmics), “Where Is My Mind?” (The Pixies), and “Asleep” (The Smiths), and stars Carla Gugino (Watchmen) and Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood) performing a sultry, musical theatre-inspired version of “Love Is The Drug” (Roxy Music). Alison Mosshart (The Dead Weather, The Kills) and Carla Azar (Autolux) team up on a haunting version of “Tomorrow Never Knows” (The Beatles). Bjork fans will love the newly created version of “Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)” that features Skunk Anansie and clocks in at nearly seven minutes.
Intense, sexy, edgy and highly imaginative, these new and unrestrained arrangements of legendary songs, along with the original mash up of Queen’s “I Want It All/We Will Rock You” featuring Armageddon Aka Geddy (Terror Squad), are the backbone of the film driving the relationship between the motives of the characters and the lengths they are willing to go for survival.
1. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” – Emily Browning
2.”Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)” – Bjork featuring Skunk Anansie
3.”White Rabbit” – Emiliana Torrini
4. “I Want It All”/”We Will Rock You” Mash-Up – Queen w/ Armageddon Aka Geddy
5. “Search And Destroy” – Skunk Anansie
6. “Tomorrow Never Knows” – Alison Mosshart and Carla Azar
7.”Where Is My Mind?” – Yoav featuring Emily Browning
8. “Asleep” – Emily Browning
9. “Love Is The Drug” – Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac
Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.
She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls-the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)-to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey-if they succeed-will set them free.