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Vespertine is the fourth studio album by Icelandic recording artist Björk.wikipedia
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Vespertine is the fourth studio album by Icelandic recording artist Björk.
Björk’s fourth studio album, Vespertine, was released in August 2001.

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Vespertines sound reflected Björk's newly found interest in the music of artists such as Opiate and Console, who were also enlisted as producers. Vespertine was released on 27 August, as a double 12" record, CD and compact cassette. To coincide with the release of the album, Björk also released an eponymously titled coffee table book, created by her and edited and designed by M/M (Paris). A second single, "Pagan Poetry", was released on 5 November 2001 as two CDs and a DVD, featuring a remix by Matthew Herbert, "Domestica", "Batabid", an Opiate remix of "Aurora", and a music video directed by Nick Knight. Towards the end of 2001, Vespertine was released as a DVD-Audio. "Cocoon", the album's third single, was released on 11 March 2002. Its music video had premiered in February. Once again, the single was released as two separate CDs and a DVD, with "Pagan Poetry", "Sun in My Mouth" and "Amphibian" as B-sides.
He worked with Björk on her Vespertine album and has produced remixes for Bomb the Bass and Coldcut.

Hidden Place

Three singles were released from Vespertine: "Hidden Place", "Pagan Poetry", and "Cocoon".
"Hidden Place" is a song recorded by Icelandic singer Björk for her fourth studio album Vespertine.

Vespertine World Tour

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In 2001, she enlisted Zeena Parkins, Matmos, and a choir of Inuit women to embark on the Vespertine World Tour, which took place at theatres and small venues, in favor of acoustics over audience numbers.
The Vespertine World Tour was a tour by the singer Björk that focused on her album Vespertine.

Cocoon (Björk song)

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Three singles were released from Vespertine: "Hidden Place", "Pagan Poetry", and "Cocoon". Vespertine was released on 27 August, as a double 12" record, CD and compact cassette. To coincide with the release of the album, Björk also released an eponymously titled coffee table book, created by her and edited and designed by M/M (Paris). A second single, "Pagan Poetry", was released on 5 November 2001 as two CDs and a DVD, featuring a remix by Matthew Herbert, "Domestica", "Batabid", an Opiate remix of "Aurora", and a music video directed by Nick Knight. Towards the end of 2001, Vespertine was released as a DVD-Audio. "Cocoon", the album's third single, was released on 11 March 2002. Its music video had premiered in February. Once again, the single was released as two separate CDs and a DVD, with "Pagan Poetry", "Sun in My Mouth" and "Amphibian" as B-sides.
"Cocoon" is a song recorded by Icelandic singer Björk for her fourth studio album Vespertine (2001).

Pagan Poetry

Three singles were released from Vespertine: "Hidden Place", "Pagan Poetry", and "Cocoon". Vespertine was released on 27 August, as a double 12" record, CD and compact cassette. To coincide with the release of the album, Björk also released an eponymously titled coffee table book, created by her and edited and designed by M/M (Paris). A second single, "Pagan Poetry", was released on 5 November 2001 as two CDs and a DVD, featuring a remix by Matthew Herbert, "Domestica", "Batabid", an Opiate remix of "Aurora", and a music video directed by Nick Knight. Towards the end of 2001, Vespertine was released as a DVD-Audio. "Cocoon", the album's third single, was released on 11 March 2002. Its music video had premiered in February. Once again, the single was released as two separate CDs and a DVD, with "Pagan Poetry", "Sun in My Mouth" and "Amphibian" as B-sides.
"Pagan Poetry" is a song recorded by Icelandic singer Björk for her fourth album, Vespertine.

Matmos

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Assisted by the duo Matmos, Björk created "microbeats" from various household sounds, such as that of shuffling cards and ice being cracked.
Subsequently, Matmos worked with Björk on her albums Vespertine (2001) and Medúlla (2004), as well as her Vespertine and Greatest Hits tours.

Björk (book)

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Björk, a self-titled coffee table book containing photographs of the artist throughout her career, was released simultaneously with the album. Vespertine was released on 27 August, as a double 12" record, CD and compact cassette. To coincide with the release of the album, Björk also released an eponymously titled coffee table book, created by her and edited and designed by M/M (Paris). A second single, "Pagan Poetry", was released on 5 November 2001 as two CDs and a DVD, featuring a remix by Matthew Herbert, "Domestica", "Batabid", an Opiate remix of "Aurora", and a music video directed by Nick Knight. Towards the end of 2001, Vespertine was released as a DVD-Audio. "Cocoon", the album's third single, was released on 11 March 2002. Its music video had premiered in February. Once again, the single was released as two separate CDs and a DVD, with "Pagan Poetry", "Sun in My Mouth" and "Amphibian" as B-sides.
To coincide with the release of fifth studio album Vespertine (2001), Björk released a photo-book.

All Neon Like

In July 1996, Björk published a poem titled "Techno Prayer" in Details magazine which would later be used as part of the lyrics of "All Neon Like".
It featured thematic ideas that she would later explore in her 2001 studio album Vespertine, such as cocooning and thread-weaving.

All Is Full of Love

She also described "All Is Full of Love" — Homogenics closing track — as the first song on Vespertine, as it opposed the rest of the album's "aggressive, macho" aesthetic. Vespertine Live, a live album consisting of songs recorded during the Vespertine World Tour, was included in the 2003 box set Live Box; it also includes a live version of "All Is Full of Love", a song from Homogenic.
As the song opposes the rest of Homogenic's "macho" aesthethic, Björk has said it could have been included on Vespertine.

Medúlla

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Björk also worked with Bogdan Raczynski on the song "Who Is It", but the track did not follow the direction of the record and was subsequently included on the album Medúlla.
After her electronic–influenced previous album Vespertine (2001), Björk intended to make an album almost entirely a cappella constructed with human vocals.

Who Is It (Björk song)

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Björk also worked with Bogdan Raczynski on the song "Who Is It", but the track did not follow the direction of the record and was subsequently included on the album Medúlla.
Björk wrote "Who Is It" during the recording sessions for her previous album, Vespertine (2001), when it was known as "Embrace Fortress"; she left it off the album it as she felt it came from "a different family".

Swan dress

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On 25 March 2001, Björk attended the 73rd Academy Awards — as "I've Seen It All" was nominated for Best Original Song — wearing a swan dress designed by Marjan Pejoski that caused a media frenzy and was widely criticized.
She later wore that dress on the cover of her 2001 record album Vespertine and variations of it many times on the Vespertine World Tour.

Harmony Korine

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Lyrically, the album revolves around sex and love — sometimes explicitly — inspired by her new relationship with Matthew Barney; other lyrical sources include a poem by E. E. Cummings, Sarah Kane's play Crave, and dialogues written by Harmony Korine.
In addition, he sang on Oldham's "Ease Down The Road", and co-authored the lyrics of Björk's musical composition "Harm of Will" from her album Vespertine (2001).

Zeena Parkins

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Then, she "set up camp [...] during summer" in a New York City loft, and began to work with harpist Zeena Parkins.

Rocket in the Pocket

"Heirloom" was an existing instrumental track titled "Crabcraft" by electronic musician Console, from his 1998 album Rocket in the Pocket.
The song "Crabcraft" was used by Björk on her album Vespertine on the song "Heirloom".

Valgeir Sigurðsson

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Björk commissioned Valgeir Sigurðsson to relocate some of his studio equipment from Iceland to Denmark where Dancer in the Dark was being filmed.

Vespertine Live

Vespertine Live, a live album consisting of songs recorded during the Vespertine World Tour, was included in the 2003 box set Live Box; it also includes a live version of "All Is Full of Love", a song from Homogenic.
A companion album to 2001's critically acclaimed Vespertine, Vespertine Live was originally released in the 5 disc Live Box set in 2003 and was later released separately on 1 June 2004 by One Little Indian records.

Crave (play)

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Lyrically, the album revolves around sex and love — sometimes explicitly — inspired by her new relationship with Matthew Barney; other lyrical sources include a poem by E. E. Cummings, Sarah Kane's play Crave, and dialogues written by Harmony Korine.
The lyrics to Icelandic singer Björk's song "An Echo, A Stain", released on the album Vespertine in 2001, are based on this play.

Live at Royal Opera House

A 16 December 2001 performance at the Royal Opera House in London was released as the DVD Live at Royal Opera House in 2002.
For the first half of the concert the majority of the songs were taken from her then most recent album Vespertine, while the second half sees songs played from her previous solo albums.

E. E. Cummings

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Lyrically, the album revolves around sex and love — sometimes explicitly — inspired by her new relationship with Matthew Barney; other lyrical sources include a poem by E. E. Cummings, Sarah Kane's play Crave, and dialogues written by Harmony Korine.

Matthew Herbert

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Vespertine was released on 27 August, as a double 12" record, CD and compact cassette. To coincide with the release of the album, Björk also released an eponymously titled coffee table book, created by her and edited and designed by M/M (Paris). A second single, "Pagan Poetry", was released on 5 November 2001 as two CDs and a DVD, featuring a remix by Matthew Herbert, "Domestica", "Batabid", an Opiate remix of "Aurora", and a music video directed by Nick Knight. Towards the end of 2001, Vespertine was released as a DVD-Audio. "Cocoon", the album's third single, was released on 11 March 2002. Its music video had premiered in February. Once again, the single was released as two separate CDs and a DVD, with "Pagan Poetry", "Sun in My Mouth" and "Amphibian" as B-sides.
He programmed three tracks on Björk's Vespertine, and produced The Invisible's debut album, along with Moloko singer Róisín Murphy's album Ruby Blue.

Damian Taylor

Taylor's Grammy-nominated projects include Best Alternative Album for Björk's Vespertine (2001) and Volta (2007), Best Dance Album for The Prodigy's Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned (2004), and Best Remix for Sarah Vaughan's "Fever" Adam Freeland Remix (2005).

Selmasongs

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In 2000, she starred in Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, and composed its soundtrack, Selmasongs.