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Björk - Drawing Restraint 9 album

Björk - Drawing Restraint 9 album Performer: Björk
Title: Drawing Restraint 9
Style: Soundtrack, Abstract, Musique Concrète, Experimental, Minimal
Date of release: 2006
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1299 mb
Size FLAC: 1513 mb
Rating: 4.6
Format: MIDI DXD AHX MOD AA WAV MP4

The Music from Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9 is a soundtrack created by Björk in collaboration with her then-partner Matthew Barney for his film of the same title. For this project Björk traveled to Japan to study ancient Japanese music. Several tracks are made with the sound of the shō, a Japanese instrument which contains 16 various reeds; the shō performances are from Mayumi Miyata, one of the world's greatest shō players. She also appears in the film, playing her instrument.

It is her least succesful album to date if you view it as a pop record, which it isn't. The Music from Drawing Restraint 9 is a piece of contemporary classical composition matching with its source material, Matthew Barney's beautifully shot exploration of Japanese maritime culture. Both Barney and Björk, partners in art as well as in life, have never eschewed the expressionist, the sexual and both also are prone to pop culture (although Björk is defininately more accepted in pop culture than Barney is).

Drawing Restraint 9 is the soundtrack album by Björk in collaboration with her then-partner Matthew Barney for his film of the same title. For this project Björk travelled to Japan to study ancient Japanese music. Several tracks are made with the sound of the shō, a Japanese instrument which contains 16 various reeds. Hunter Vessel was later sampled on her 2007 album Volta for the tracks Vertebræ by Vertebræ and Declare Independence. Drawing Restraint 9 Q&A.

Pieces like the low brass-heavy "Hunter Vessel" and "Vessel Shimenawa" alternate the fat squelch of trombones, trumpets, and horns.

Though Björk has written music for films before, her collaboration with Matthew Barney on Drawing Restraint 9 is a much deeper and more natural pairing, which makes sense, considering that they're partners in life (and now in art). Björk's pieces for the film reflect its fusions of the contemporary with the ancient, and the organic with the technological - themes that she has dealt with in her own work, especially on later albums like Medúlla.

Tracklist Hide Credits

CD-1 Gratitude
Choir – Alisa Kikuchi, Eleanor Miceli, Henry Takizawa, Mai Kamio, Merrill Takizawa, Moe Sakurai, Raku Shigematsu, Shogo Senda, Shuhei Yamaguchi, Taro MiceliHarp – Zeena ParkinsKeyboards – Nico MuhlyVocals – Will Oldham
4:59
CD-2 Pearl
Overtone Voice [Throat Singing] – Tagaq*
3:42
CD-3 Ambergris March
Drum Programming [Beat Programming] – Björk, Mark Bell, Valgeir SigurðssonGlockenspiel, Crotales – Samuel SolomonHarpsichord – Guðrún Óskarsdóttir
3:57
CD-4 Bath
Piano [Treatments] – Akira Rabelais
5:07
CD-5 Hunter Vessel
Arranged By [Woodwind] – BjörkHorn – Emil Friðfinnson*Keyboards – Valgeir SigurðssonOboe – Alexandra Knoll, Christopher Gaudi, James Button, Kathy Halvorson, Scott Bartucca, Winnie LaiPercussion – Samuel SolomonTrombone – Bruce Eidem, Chris Washburn*, Dan Levine, Dean Plank, Sigurður S. ÞorbergssonTrombone [Contrabass] – David BobroffTrumpet – Einar St. Jónsson, Eiríkur Örn Pálsson, Ásgeir H. Steingrímsson
6:36
CD-6 Shimenawa
Harp – Björk, Zeena Parkins
2:48
CD-7 Vessel Shimenawa
Horn – Emil Friðfinnson*Keyboards – Valgeir SigurðssonOboe – Alexandra Knoll, Christopher Gaudi, James Button, Kathy Halvorson, Scott Bartucca, Winnie LaiTrombone – Bruce Eidem, Chris Washburn*, Dan Levine, Dean Plank, Sigurður S. ÞorbergssonTrombone [Contrabass] – David BobroffTrumpet – Einar St. Jónsson, Eiríkur Örn Pálsson, Ásgeir H. Steingrímsson
1:54
CD-8 Storm 5:32
CD-9 Holographic Entrypoint
Overtone Voice [Chanting] – Shonosuke OkuraPercussion – Shonosuke OkuraScore [Noh], Voice – Shiro Nomura
9:57
CD-10 Cetacea
Crotales – Samuel SolomonHarp – Zeena ParkinsOvertone Voice [Chanting] – Shonosuke OkuraPercussion – Shonosuke Okura
3:12
CD-11 Antarctic Return 4:18
All Songs In Dolby Digital 5.1 And DTS Surround Sound 96/24 Bit
DVD-1 Gratitute
DVD-2 Petrolatum
DVD-3 Pearl
DVD-4 Bath
DVD-5 Hunter Vessel
DVD-6 Shimenawa
DVD-7 Vessel Shimenawa
DVD-8 Storm
DVD-9 Holographic Entrypoint
DVD-10 Ambergris March
DVD-11 Cetacea
DVD-12 Antarctic Return

Credits

  • Arranged By – Björk (tracks: CD-1 to CD-4, CD-6, CD-8, CD-10)
  • Arranged By [Brass] – Björk (tracks: CD-5, CD-7)
  • Arranged By [Noh - Assistant], Other [Noh Translation - Assistant] – Marcus Grandon
  • Arranged By [Noh], Other [Noh Translation] – Kuniyoshi Ueda
  • Celesta – Jónas Sen (tracks: CD-1, CD-10)
  • Conductor [Score], Adapted By [Score Preparation] – Nico Muhly
  • Coordinator [Project Co-ordinator, Assistant] – Clarice Jensen
  • Coordinator [Session Co-ordinator] – Yuji Arai
  • Design – Matthew Barney, Tony Morgan
  • Design [Assistance] – Alex Lee , Keith Riley, Luis Alvarez y Alvarez
  • Edited By – Björk (tracks: CD-1 to CD-4, CD-6, CD-8, CD-10)
  • Engineer – Valgeir Sigurðsson
  • Engineer [Assistance With The Noh Sessions] – Ichiho Nishiki, Paul Fisher, Robert Garþas, Tom Hare, Yuki Kishi
  • Engineer [Tokyo Noh Sessions - Assistant] – Ichiho Nishiki, Miyuki Umeda, Sturla Þórisson, Tom Webster
  • Engineer [Tokyo Noh Sessions] – Takahiro Uchida
  • Mastered By [Surround Sound Audio] – Twig* (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-12), Tim Young (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-12)
  • Mixed By – Björk (tracks: CD-10), Paul 'P-Dub' Walton, Valgeir Sigurðsson (tracks: CD-10)
  • Mixed By [Surround Sound] – Paul 'P-Dub' Walton (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-12)
  • Photography By – Chris Winget
  • Producer – Björk, Mark Bell (tracks: CD-3), Valgeir Sigurðsson (tracks: CD-3)
  • Programmed By – Björk (tracks: CD-1, CD-2, CD-6, CD-10), Leila (tracks: CD-8), Valgeir Sigurðsson (tracks: CD-1, CD-5, CD-7, CD-10)
  • Recorded By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
  • Sho – Mayumi Miyata (tracks: CD-2, CD-6, CD-11)
  • Written-By – Akira Rabelais (tracks: CD-4), Björk (tracks: CD-1 to CD-8, CD-10, CD-11), Leila (tracks: CD-8), Matthew Barney (tracks: CD-1, CD-9, CD-10)

Notes

Part of the Surrounded DualDisc reissue series.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (on OBI): 6 02498 53618 6

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TPLP459CD Björk The Music From Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9 ‎(CD, Album) One Little Indian TPLP459CD UK 2005
tplp459dual Björk Drawing Restraint 9 ‎(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, RE) One Little Indian tplp459dual UK 2006
S/N: 10165 Bjork* Drawing Restraint 9 ‎(CDr, Promo) Samurai FM S/N: 10165 Japan 2005
IMS/2006 Björk Drawing Restraint 9 [Original Soundtrack] ‎(CDr, Promo) Rhino Records , Elektra IMS/2006 US 2006
R2 77647 Björk Drawing Restraint 9 ‎(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, RE, Multichannel) Elektra, Rhino Records R2 77647 US 2006