This release is part of Bjork’s Vulnicura remix series, wherein an artist favoured by the Icelandic queen is given a single sided 12” to reimagine one of the album’s tracks. The Haxan Cloak makes typically heavy work out of Mouth Mantra, surrounding Bjork with pulsating synths and hammering drums. On One Little Indian.
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- 1309TP12 / Limited single-sided, etched, translucent vinyl 12" on One Little Indian, in die-cut 'Vulnicura' wound sleeve
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- Mouth Mantra (The Haxan Cloak) by Björk
8/10 Ant Staff review, 11 November 2015
There are twelve (count ‘em) planet destroying limited edition single-sided, etched, translucent vinyl ‘Vulnicura’ remix 12”s that Bjork has released.
For the series Bjork has enlisted the likes of; Bloom, Rabit, Juliana Huxtable, Patten, Katie Gately, Lotic, Untold, Kramphaft, Mica Levi and The Haxan Cloak -- which is the one I’m going to spout a few words about because if I was to have to physically play all twelve I’d probably be dead, such is the pathetic level of my physical fitness.
Apparently after Bobby “The Haxan Cloak” Krlic was done mixing the ‘Vulnicura’ album it was decided he’d take ‘Mouth Mantra’ somewhat further with a bit of the old remix action. Sounds like he’s dragged the master tape into some secret underground lair for this apocalyptic re-working. Leaving Bjork’’s vocals fully intact, the drama in the strings remains, amplified by intense beats that blast like volcanic eruptions or ricocheting meteors. It’s pretty bloody epic actually. An instrumental on the BLANK B-side wouldn't have gone a miss - eeeek!
9/10 Nicolas P Customer review, 3rd December 2015
With a late release amongst the prolific set of Vulnicura remixes comes one of the standout tracks from Björk's critically acclaimed last record. In terms of content, The Haxan Cloak chose to amplify rather than dissect the original elements of the song, giving it more power and stamina without sacrificing its original raw emotion, keeping the original song structure, elements and lyrics. To the fans who were lucky enough to witness her latest tour, it comes very close to the live rendition of the track, with stronger beats, mad synth lines and a darker atmosphere. If you are less inclined to the experimental antics of the previous remixers of this record, this release will surely please you as this version of Mouth Mantra could have easily been part of the standard tracklist on Vulnicura.
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