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Björk Dull Flame Of Desire [single]

Bjork: Dull Flame Of Desire“There is certainly nothing remotely
  dull about the exotic Björk, whose
  dramatic latest single Dull Flame Of
  Desire
features complementary vocals
  from Antony Hegarty of Antony &
  The Johnsons
...


DYNAMIC, HAUNTING AND MAGNIFICENT with a lively beat. The 'ice-sonic' Björk works her way unrelentingly through her remarkable new single, Dull Flame Of Desire, that has the advantage of lyrics taken from a translation of a poem by Fyodor Tyutchev as it appears in the film Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky.

Dull Flame Of Desire follows recent singles Earth Intruders, Declare Independence, Innocence and Wanderlust and was taken from Björk's most recent studio album Volta, which she wrote and produced — two tracks are also co-produced with Timbaland and one with Mark Bell.

Flooded with melancholic passion and restrained hope, Dull Flame of Desire sees Björk accompanied on vocals by Antony Hegarty from Antony & The Johnsons. Antony joined Björk onstage at her recent Hammersmith live shows and sang Dull Flame Of Desire to show-stopping effect — it is most certainly an unusual and impressive epic, in all its guises, and takes your breath away.

Björk's appealing accent combines with her sultry vocals to create a recipe for overwhelming success; but throw in the superb, sexy voice of Antony Hegarty and the dramatic Dull Flame Of Desire is simply magic.

Just as unique is the video concept for Dull Flame Of Desire — and uniqueness is something of a trademark for Björk. The Innocence Music Video Competition was run on www.bjork.com, offering new directors the chance to work with her. Out of the hundreds of entrants, she chose three new directors to collaborate on the Dull Flame Of Desire video: Christoph Jantos (Berlin), Masahiro Mogari (Tokyo) and Marçal Cuberta Junca (Girona).

Björk and Antony performed against a green screen in New York and each director was sent the raw footage to edit and to create their own piece, developing it as they wished. On completion the three films were edited together in London to make the final music video.

Björk commissioned brand new mixes of Dull Flame Of Desire by Modeselektor and Mark Stent as well as a Sinden mix of Innocence and the result is unmissable.

2007 and 2008 has seen Björk take her thrilling Volta Tour across the world in series of headline festival performances and her own shows, to considerable acclaim. She continued to scorch through Europe this summer.

Björk releases her brand new single Dull Flame Of Desire, featuring Antony Hegarty, on
29 September (2008) through One Little Indian Records. Mixes come on Limited Edition 12" and CD, Catalogue Number: 881TP7CD/881TP12.

Tracklisting

1 Dull Flame Of Desire Modeselektor's Remix For Girls | 2 Dull Flame Of Desire Modeselektor's Remix For Boys | 3 Dull Flame Of Desire Mark Stent Album Mix | 4 Dull Flame Of Desire Video/Radio Edit | 5 Dull Flame Of Desire Mark Stent Instrumental |
6 Innocence Sinden Remix

"Dull Flame Of Desire is Volta's undisputable masterpiece. All the incongruent elements that Björk relishes throwing together alchemise into a synergy of pleasure" — The Times

"The duet seemed unsurpassable — the pair's distinctive vocals brought to life against brass, transfixing the crowd" — The Independent

"Björk's appealing accent combines with her sultry vocals to create a recipe for overwhelming success; but throw in the superb, sexy voice of Antony Hegarty and the dramatic Dull Flame Of Desire is simply magic" — MotorBar


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