Monday, 30 June 2014

Björk - Live @ Le Cirque en Chantier, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France, March, 2nd (02-03-2013) (Incomplete) - [AAC-M4A]


AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?7wyun57dxdb27ol - Björk
March, 2nd, 2013
Le Cirque en Chantier - Boulogne (Paris) - France

Setlist: 
01. Óskasteinar 
02. Thunderbolt 
03. Moon 
04. Crystalline 
05. Hollow 
06. Dark Matter 
07. Hidden Place 
08. Mouth’s Cradle 
09. Virus 
10. Sacrifice 
11. Vertebrae By Vertebrae 
12. Where Is The Line_ 
13. Mutual Core (Missing)
14. Cosmogony (Missing)
15. Solstice (Missing)
Encore: 
16. Possibly Maybe (Missing)
17. Náttúra (Missing)
18. Declare Independence (Missing)

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Björk - Live @ Le Cirque en Chantier, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France, February, 27th (27-02-2013) (Benjivolt Version) - [AAC-M4A]




AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?7br0lo052o2f2pn - Bjork
February 27, 2013
Le Cirque en Chantier - Boulogne (Paris) - France [Benjivolt Version]
92 mn
Audience > Sony ECM-719 > Tascam DR-1 (16 bit - 44,1k) > Audacity (to mark tracks) > TLH > flac level 8
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Setlist:
01. Óskasteinar 
02. Thunderbolt 
03. Moon 
04. Crystalline 
05. Hollow 
06. Dark Matter 
07. Mouth's Cradle 
08. Jóga 
09. Virus 
10. Sacrifice 
11. Vertebrae By Vertebrae  
12. Mutual Core 
13. Cosmogony 
14. Solstice 
Encore: 
15. Possibly Maybe 
16. Náttúra 
17. Declare Independence

Björk - Live @ Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park, Chicago, IL, USA, (19-07-2013) - [AAC-M4A]







AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?r3dx7pfcrejdd6l - Setlist:
01. Cosmogony 
02. Hunter 
03. Thunderbolt 
04. Moon 
05. Crystalline 
06. Hidden Place 
07. Heirloom 
08. One Day 
09. Jóga 
10. Pagan Poetry 
11. Army Of Me 
12. Mutual Core 
13. Hyperballad (NOT PERFORMED)
14. Pluto (NOT PERFORMED)
15. Nattura (NOT PERFORMED)
Encore: 
16. Sonnets / Unrealities XI (NOT PERFORMED)
17. Declare Independence (NOT PERFORMED)

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björk's facebook:

i take my hat off for a chicago thunderstorm : had to leave out the last 4 stompers : get off stage : wouldnt do it for anyone else !! "We’ve been informed by the weather service we have to get off stage. Wouldn’t be much in Iceland, I’ll tell you that much." — Björk
Reviews:

(...) 
Thanks in part to the steamy night, and creeping cluster of rain clouds closing in overhead, the strange stage spectacle felt tribal. Sputtering beats and rising voices made new songs like “Thunderbolt” and older classics like “Joga” sound floating on sparse landscapes. The eerie mood dominated the first hour until her set switched to crunching techno, thanks to songs from her past (“Army of Me”) and present (“Mutual Core”). 
(...)
lire la suite : Voices - Sun-Times Blog
(...) 
The backing band is your standard drummer, choir, Macintosh and giant Tesla coil setup. You know, that old combo. The Tesla coil is a hexagonal tube cage that hangs in the rafters above Björk’s head. It is first used in "Thunderbolt," as it was originally on her most recent album Biophilia, but adds crackling bass to a storming "Army of Me." Electric bolts tickle each other like snake tongues inside the cade. Near the stage you can practically feel it in your teeth. It’s fucking awesome. The all-female choir is even cooler. In "Mutual Core," the choir huddles and squats in a ring. In the build-up to the chorus, the sing a crescendo and slowly rise. As the song climaxes in a frenzy of drum breaks and buzzing electronics (and raw lightning electricity), the choir lets loose in a ritual dance, shaking their arms like mescaline shamans. 
(...)
lire la suite : Time Out Chicago

Björk - Live @ Great Hall Of Science, Queens, New York, USA, NY, February, 12th (02-12-2012) - [AAC-M4A]





AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?vfwy686sshurare - Björk
2012-02-12
New York Hall of Science
Queens, NY USA
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DPA 4061 (HRTF)>CA-UBB>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, light EQ, amplify and individually balance each track, volume envelope on clapping, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
http://www.nyctaper.com/2012/02/bjork-february-12-2012-new-york-hall-of-science-flac-and-mp3-downloads-streaming-songs/
Setlist:
01. Biophilia Intro
02. Thunderbolt
03. Moon
04. Crystalline
05. Hollow
06. Dark Matter
07. Mouth’s Cradle
08. You’ve Been Flirting Again
09. Isobel
10. Virus
11. Generous Palmstroke
12. Sacrifice
13. Pagan Poetry
14. Mutual Core
15. Cosmogony
16. Solstice
17. [Encore Break]
18. Náttúra
19. Declare Independence
Review:
This same night that the inimitable Björk took the stage at the New York Hall of Science, it happened to be “music’s biggest night of the year” – the annual Grammy Awards.  In a giant auditorium in Los Angeles, the four major U.S. music corporations (“record label” seems too artistic a term) slathered awards on artists who – even in the case of the best performances – dutifully trod the well-worn ground of Motown, 60s rock, by-the-numbers country and preprogrammed pop.  On the other coast, in a science museum in Queens, Björk had concocted a circular stage in the middle of an imposing yet intimate auditorium, ringed by synced video screens.  An Icelandic female choir, a harpist, an electrostatic organ complete with a Tesla coil, a percussionist and a man playing (among other things) four iPads and keyboards shared the stage with her for most of the time.  For just over an hour and a half, Björk and this ensemble performed daring, highly original pieces primarily culled from her latest record, Biophilia, complete with visual narration.

I should not overstate the contrast – though she has never won, Björk has been nominated for twelve Grammys.  But if ever there were an example of an artist who is literally bursting with ideas (as her dress suggested), who combines musical genius, pop songcraft, and technology to challenge the basic assumptions and boundaries of what music is, or what it can be, Björk must be that artist.  A Grammy (or a BRIT, VMA, or any of the other awards she has won) cannot contain or categorize her.  Björk has been such an inspiration to us, in fact, that a Sugarcubes recording was the first recording offered for download on this site.

Biophilia is an innovative multimedia production (not really just a “record”) that combines a set of new songs with a corresponding iPad app, with each of the record’s ten songs married to its own mini-app within the app.  It is the first major release produced in this way, and its goal of celebrating the marriage of nature, technology and art is outlandishly ambitious, and equally well-executed.  Each song has a particular theme (some more concrete than others), like structure, equilibrium, scales, DNA, gravity and tectonic plates.  In musical form, Biophilia mimics the intellectual scope of Jacob Bronowski’s classic book and TV miniseries The Ascent of Man, which explored how man’s unique relationship with nature and technology led to modern civilization.  Björk’s version, of course, is much more colorful, and equally less linear.

As we gathered around the stage, the show kicked off with one word, “Thunderbolt” (many of the songs were announced by name).  From the early notes of the electrostatic organ firing the enormous Tesla coil onstage, it became clear that this show would be a wholly different concert experience.  The pounding dance track, and first single, “Crystalline” got the choir involved in both singing and dancing, and the round stage gave the song a more celebratory and inclusive feel.  Björk seemed attentive to fans all around the stage; while the seated area could have been called the “front”, she did not remain focused there, not only moving around during her performance but performing specific songs in specific directions.  The stage itself served as an additional performer, not only in terms of the visual narration from the screens, but in the artful spacing of the performers and the careful deployment of the sound system.   “Virus” made for a compelling use of the custom setup, as the visual narration largely based on the iPad app drove home the scientific metaphor perfectly (that a virus loves a cell so much it destroys it).  But this wasn’t all-Biophilia all the time, either; “Isobel” from her critically acclaimed album Post became a visual and aural fantasia with the dancers in the mix.  Other favorites as well as rarities, like “Pagan Poetry” from Vespertine and the “Nattura” single, also made appearances, with each non-Biophilia track melding seamlessly with the newest material.

Björk didn’t say much other than “Thank you” during this performance, and she didn’t have to.  The show ended on a loud, clangorous note with the brazen “Declare Independence” from Volta, a track that has earned her some controversy in some quarters (she has dedicated it to local independence movements in nations around the world) and has served as a staple set closer.  Coming from an artist of Björk’s level of artistry, the concept doesn’t come off corny the way such an entreaty often does.  Indeed, this was the performance of a proud, original, fiercely independent artist – one whose example her “peers” in Los Angeles ought to follow.

I recorded this set with DPA 4061 omnidirectional microphones that capture a perfectly localized sense of the concert.  The sound quality is excellent, although frankly, no recording can come close to replicating the experience of seeing this performance live.  Enjoy!
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Björk - Live @ Le Cirque en Chantier, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France, February, 24th (24-02-2013) - [AAC-M4A]




AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?xp04d18kgogcj13 - Setlist:
01. Óskasteinar 
02. Thunderbolt 
03. Moon 
04. Crystalline 
05. Hollow 
06. Dark Matter 
07. Mouth's Cradle 
08. Isobel 
09. Virus 
10. Sacrifice 
11. Vertebrae By Vertebrae  
12. Mutual Core 
13. Cosmogony 
14. Solstice  
15. Possibly Maybe
16. Náttúra
17. Declare Independence
CD cover curtsy of benjicoq. pictures curtsy of www.bjork.fr
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Review: Last night, Sunday, February 24, 2013, Björk began the second day of his Parisian residence in Circus Site, located on the Ile Seguin. Visual and sound experience built around Biophilia, her last album to date. Having already played his album "Biophilia" at Arenes de Nimes, and the Nuits de Fourvière during the summer of 2012, Björk has finally arrived in the capital for a residence of six including two dates at the Zenith in Paris and four others circus Site.
Last night, Sunday, February 24, 2013, the Icelandic fairy gave his second concert in Paris before an audience of fans happy to find a tent and 1,400 seats packed. For this show, viewers are warned: Biophilia tour is a real concept, built around the latest installment of the singer, but also a unique and exceptional visual and audio experience. Just take a look at the main stage, which are arranged various instruments such as a drum or a Reactable synthesizer. But there is also the most amazing objects like this amazing "Tesla Coil" - understand Tesla coil - (electrical machine operating under AC high frequency), used as an instrument and midi controlled from the keyboard of one of musicians. But this is not all, multiple screens, broadcasting videos created especially for the show, and in line with the nature and titles Biophilia are also hanging around the scene. You've probably figured out, but this Parisian residence, Björk has chosen to interpret the entirety of his latest opus.
Result? This tour Biophilia is a real gem thanks to the presence of the choir Graduale Nobili, composed of twenty-three Icelandic choir. It is these young singers who open the ball, at 19h, on a track called "Oskasteinn." Then Björk appeared on "Thunderbolt". With his red mane and natural but still futuristic suit, the singer takes us immediately with his voice, the musical arrangements and the famous Tesla coil that makes sparks. This central scene, scenography its importance and the singer did not hesitate to wander from side to side and sneak between his singers. Very talkative, Björk is still trying to pronounce French and so some thanks in the language of Molière.
The artist and his excellent musicians - Jónas Sen organist and harpsichord player, Manu Delago and drummer Mark Weisel, programmer - rather easily linked together the pieces. After "Moon" and the excellent "Crystalline", on which the Icelandic fairy still reveals a little more, viewers are entitled to "Sacrifice", "Virus" and "Cosmogony", all three masterfully interpreted. But the artist does not even forget all about his previous success and can help resume "Mouth's Cradle" extract "Medulla", but also "Isobel" and "Possibly Maybe" from "Post" or "Vertebrae by Vertebrae" and "Declare Independence" from the album "Volta".
The finale is on the last two titles recall where Björk asking the public to stand up and accompany him on "Nattura" and Declare Independence. " Two more electro tracks and the previous blasting, putting the assembly and singers in a single state of trance back in the tent. Show, travel, magic ... Björk has certainly managed to transport us for a set of about 1:30 and we showed that at 47 years, the artist is still and always with his beautiful and powerful voice!
Source: Sortiraparis.com

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Björk - Live @ Cidade da Cultura, Santiago, Spain, Latin South America, June, 22nd (22-06-2012) - [AAC-M4A]



AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?icj79g03cydw2g1 - Setlist:
01. Óskasteinar 
02. Cosmogony 
03. Hunter 
04. Thunderbolt 
05. Moon 
06. Hidden Place 
07. Crystalline 
08. Unravel 
09. Isobel 
10. Mouth’s Cradle 
11. Jóga 
12. Hollow 
13. Virus 
14. Pagan Poetry 
15. Náttúra 
16. Mutual Core 
Encore: 
17. One Day 
18. Declare Independence
CD cover curtsy of benjicoq. pictures curtsy of www.bjork.fr
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Björk - Live @ Buenos Aires, Centro de Exposiciones, Argentine, Latin South America, April, 9th (09-04-2012) - [AAC-M4A]




AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?h9itj0gtn2pkd02 - Setlist:
01. Óskasteinar 
02. Thunderbolt 
03. Moon 
04. Crystalline 
05. Hollow 
06. Dark matter 
07. Hidden Place 
08. Mouth’s Cradle 
09. Jóga 
10. Sonnets / Unrealities XI
11. Virus 
12. Pagan Poetry 
13. Mutual Core 
14. Cosmogony 
15. Solstice 
Encore: 
16. You’ve Been Flirting Again 
17. Isobel 
18. Pluto 
2nd Last Encore: 
19. Declare Independence 
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Björk - Live @ Buenos Aires, Centro de Exposiciones, Argentine, Latin South America, April, 6th (06-04-2012) - [AAC-M4A]





AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?s04dzu0nuft4shq - Setlist:
01. Óskasteinar 
02. Thunderbolt 
03. Moon 
04. Crystalline 
05. Hollow 
06. Dark matter 
07. Hidden Place 
08. Mouth’s Cradle 
09. Virus 
10. Sonnets / Unrealities XI
11. Unravel 
12. Possibly Maybe 
13. Mutual Core 
14. Cosmogony 
15. Solstice 
Encore: 
16. One Day 
17. Náttúra 
18. Declare Independence 
CD cover curtsy of benjicoq. pictures www.bjork.fr
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Björk - Live @ The Great Hall Of Science, New York, Queens, USA, NY, 8:30pm, February, 6th (02-06-2012) - [AAC-M4A]





AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?nl7wdqpq9cfw6bf - Lineage: 
SP-CMC-25 mics > SP-SPSB-11 power supply (no bass rolloff) > Roland R-05 (@ 24/96) > 
Cool Edit Pro 2.1 (slight level boosts, editing, tracking, dither) > 
TLH (flac, level 8, sectors aligned) 
Personnel: 
Björk: söngvari 
Max Weisel: electronics, programming, keyboards 
Manu Delagu: drums, percussion 
Zeena Parkins: harp 
Graduale Nobili: 20-member choir 
various custom built remote controlled instruments 
David Attenborough: announcements (pre-recorded) 

Setlist: 
00. Biophilia Intro 
01. Thunderbolt 
02. Moon 
03. Crystalline 
04. Hollow 
05. Dark Matter 
06. Mouth's Cradle 
07. You've Been Flirting Again 
08. Isobel 
09. Virus 
10. Sacrifice 
11. Generous Palmstroke 
12. Pagan Poetry 
13. Mutual Core 
14. Cosmogony 
15. Solstice 
16. Crowd 
17. One Day 
18. Band Intro 
19. Náttúra 
20. Declare Independence 

Björk's Biophilia Live Show @ NY Hall of Science: 
February 3, 6, 9 (cancelled), 12, 15 & 18, 2012 
Sold out. 

Due to health issues, the February 9 Björk show is cancelled. 

In partnership with The Creators Project and the New York Hall of Science, 
Björk is bringing her live Biophilia show to NYSCI. 

The NYSCI shows have been set to Björk’s original Biophilia specifications, 
as audio-visual shows in an intimate setting with no audience member more 
than a few yards from the stage. All shows are performed in the round. 

The Great Hall is NYSCI's original building, which was designed by Harrison 
and Abramovitz Architects for the 1964/1965 World's Fair. With undulating blue 
Dalle de Verre glass and concrete walls, the building was designed to give the 
illusion of being in deep space. 

Biophilia premiered this past summer at the Manchester International Festival 
(MIF) in England in what The Wall St. Journal called a “magical evening,” 
followed by a sold out residency in Björk’s hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland. 
Initially commissioned by MIF, the intimate performance finds Björk accompanied 
by a set of unique musical instruments created by a team including an Icelandic 
organ builder and a graduate of the MIT Media Lab. Among these creations are four 
10-foot pendulum-harps, a MIDI-controlled pipe organ celeste re-fitted with bronze 
gamelan bars, and twin musical Tesla coils. The performance also features an 
award-winning 24-piece Icelandic female choir and visuals from the Biophilia Apps 
with app developer Max Weisel performing on stage alongside Björk and musicians 
Manu Delagu and Zeena Parkins. 

In addition to the live performance, Björk will collaborate with NYSCI on a 
three-week-long Biophilia education series. Featuring interactive science and 
music workshops for middle-school children, the series leads students on an 
intensive study of the scientific concepts at the core of Biophilia’s songs, 
including crystalline structures, lunar phases, viruses, and more. Students will 
also learn to use the Biophilia Apps as tools for music composition and delve 
into the study of how musicology relates to nature. 

The Creators Project will be presenting Biophilia, and supporting the development 
of the education program for the United States. An ongoing global arts and 
technology initiative, the Creators Project supports visionary artists, musicians, 
and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression. 
Content around the Biophilia project will be available at thecreatorsproject.com.

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Björk - Live @ Festival Imperial, Costa Rica, Alajuela, Latin South America, (25-03-2012) (Incomplete Youtube Rip's) - [AAC-M4A]



AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?v31jy18cy8mb7db - Setlist:
01. Cosmogony *
02. Hunter *
03. Thunderbolt *
04. Hidden Place *
05. Crystalline *
06. You've Been Flirting Again (Missing)
07. Isobel *
08. Virus *
09. Jóga *
10. Mouth's Cradle *
11. Hollow *
12. Pagan Poetry *
13. One Day *
14. Mutual Core (Missing)
15. Pluto *
16. Náttúra *
17. Declare Independence *
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"we have to document these tours"

Björk - Live @ Cumbre Tajin, Papantla, México, Latin South America, (21-03-2012) - [AAC-M4A]





AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?0h35tewjck83lzw - Setlist:
01. Cosmogony 
02. Hunter 
03. Thunderbolt 
04. Hidden Place 
05. Crystalline 
06. You’ve Been Flirting Again 
07. Isobel 
08. Virus (Incomplete)
09. Jóga 
10. Mouth’s Cradle 
11. Hollow (Incomplete)
12. Pagan Poetry 
13. One Day 
14. Mutual Core 
15. Pluto 
16. Náttúra 
17. Declare Independence 
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Björk - Live @ Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Heineken, Polland, (04-07-2012) (Incomplete Youtube Rip's) - [AAC-M4A]





AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?l4bd8av21734d0k - Setlist:
01. Cosmogony *
02. Hunter + Thunderbolt *
03. Moon * (Incomplete)
04. Hidden Place * (Incomplete)
05. Crystalline *
06. Virus *
07. All Is Full Of Love + Heirloom *
08. Jóga + Hollow  *
09. Pagan Poetry *
10. Pluto *
11. Mutual Core *
12. Náttúra *
Encore: 
13. Declare Independence *
“We are starting a new decade of Open’er Festival and we have started it just as we dreamed it – with a performance from an artist that is exquisite, unique and truly one-of-a-kind. An artist that uncloses and transgresses searches and inspires. An artist that is charismatic and daring. We are proud and honoured to be the first to announce an artist that is going to be a major feature of the 2012 global festival scene. An artist, a revolutionnaire – Björk to headline Open’er 2012 !” Mikolaj Ziólkowski, Alter Art

"we have to document these tours"

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