So the new Björk album Biophilia. There’s an app for that. There’s a regular music release coming out. There are loads of interesting articles on the concept of inter-galactic travelling and its technical execution. There are remixes by fellow collaborator and pig owner Matthew Herbert, ultra pop producer Serban Ghenea and now we have the remix from Syrian global pop producer Omar Souleyman to enjoy.
Together with his ‘Crystalline’ remix you now can also hear another rework by the Damascus based musician (‘Tesla’), as well as the joint effort ‘Mawal’ which sounds very traditional in terms of instrumentation but is combined with a threatening ambience that recalls Angelo Badalamenti’s compositions for ‘Twin Peaks’.
‘Tesla’ is an uptempo, melodic track backed by the dreamy vocals of Björk and the hypnotic chants of Souleyman. ‘Crystalline’ is a guaranteed floor filler that might make clubbers feel as if they were guests during an Arabic wedding.
Listen to all three Souleyman-tracks below, get your copy of the ‘Biophilia’ app for iPad on the app store and watch the new Michel Gondry directed music video for ‘Crystalline’ over here.
Björk – Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)
Björk – Tesla (Omar Souleyman Remix)
Björk & Omar Souleyman – Mawal
Published July 26, 2011.