Björk: bastards – exclusive album stream

The singer has let the likes of Death Grips and Omar Souleyman loose on her Biophilia album – be among the first to hear the results on this new collection of remixes

For her Biophilia project, Björk collaborated with app developers, scientists, writers, inventors, musicians, and instrument-makers to create a multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces – particularly those (it says here) where music, nature and technology meet. There were live shows, educational projects, an album and a series of 10 apps – plus a bunch of remixes, released in an eight-part series earlier this year.

Now there's bastards, a collection of the mixes picked by Björk herself, involving the talent of acts she loves – including Current Value, Death Grips, Hudson Mohawke, Alva Noto, Matthew Herbert, Omar Souleyman, 16-bit, These New Puritans, and the Slips.

"I felt it important to gather together the essence of the remixes," Björk said, "so I picked a quarter of them for one CD for people who are perhaps not too sassy downloaders, or don't have the time or energy to partake in the hunter-gathering rituals of the internet. I was incredibly impressed by how the core of the mixes took Biophilia somewhere else while still keeping its character, and like they so often do when at their best: the remixes gave the songs more beats; legs to dance on. I spent some time editing together not necessarily the best ones but the ones that made the strongest whole."

bastards will be available on 12in as well as CD and digital download through One Little Indian on 19 November – but you can hear it now. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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