Icelandic pop goddess BJÖRK will release a new version of this year’s album Vulnicura next month. Vulnicura Strings features a sort-of acoustic version of the album, featuring only a string instrumentation and the voice of BJÖRK. The record will be released on CD and digitally on November 6, with a vinyl release following on December 4th.
The record will also feature the world’s only existing viola organista, an instrument that has been originally designed by Leonardo da Vinci. According to the press release ‘the instrument uses a friction belt to vibrate individual strings (similar to a violin), with the strings selected by pressing keys on the keyboard (similar to an organ).’ Sounds interesting, right? Listen to the new version of Lionsong right here.