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Björk is set to release ‘Utopia’ box set with 14 handmade birdcall flutes

Björk has announced a new box set of ‘Utopia’, which will include a set of 14 handmade birdcall flutes. Her current ‘Cornucopia’ stage show is based on the ‘Utopia’ album that was originally released in 2017. You can get it here.

Björk explained in the press release about the idea behind the new box set’s unique accompaniment. “utopia is so much about birdsong and sonically the mutation between synth/bird, bird/flute, flute/synth”. “air like that was a theme through all of the album. so i got very excited when I found these handmade wooden flutes imitating precisely particular birds. and I guess wanted you guys to have an opportunity to share that with me.”

Utopia Bird Call Boxset is created in collaboration with the company Quelle est Belle from the mountains of southern France. This deluxe edition boxset comes housed in a bespoke perspex case designed by M/M (Paris). The hand-etched lid features an intricate design, while tinted side panels cast a softly colored glow, illuminating the 14 unique birdcalls nestled inside individually assigned compartments. In the upper left corner sits a custom-made USB-C Flash drive containing the music of Utopia, along with videos, images and an exclusive, unreleased instrumental track. A discrete drawer below houses an eight-page color booklet detailing each birdcall and providing instructions for use.

Watch the official unboxing video below.

BJÖRK Utopia Bird Call Boxset will be released via One Little Indian on November 1 and will cost £500. Head here for more info and check out the artwork and featured contents below.

Contents of the USB

1. Unreleased 360 photos of Björk
2. Album and single artwork files
3. Audio tracks
4. Bonus track
5. Remixes
6. Bird Call tutorial videos
7. Arisen my senses video
8. The gate video
9. Tabula rasa video
10. Losss video
11. Utopia video
12. Blissing me video

Featured Birdcalls 

1. Redshank common sandpiper
2. Nuthatch
3. Pheasant
4. Goldfinch
5. Black-headed gull
6. Robin
7. Blackbird
8. Chaffinch
9. Long-eared owl
10. Great tit
11. Lapwing
12. Starling
13. Blue tit
14. Redstart

Photo Credit: Santiago Felipe