Bjork Army of Me
- Released: March 16, 2010
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: One Little Indian Us
- 1.Army of Me - (mix)
- 2.Army of Me - (mix)
- 3.Army of Djur - (mix, featuring Haxor Och Porr / Slagsm„lsklubben)
- 4.Army of Me - (mix)
- 5.Army of Me - (mix)
- 6.Army of Me - (mix)
- 7.Army of Me - (Accordion Mix)
- 8.Army of Me - (mix)
- 9.Army of Me - (mix)
- 10.Army of Me - (Bersarinplatz Mix)
- 11.Army of Me - (Baker Mix)
- 12.Army of Me - (mix)
- 13.Army of Me - (mix)
- 14.Army of Me - (The Liquid Riot Mix)
- 15.Army of Me - (mix, Pink Battle Mash U)
- 16.Army of Me - (Army of Klaus Remix, Army Of Klaus remix)
- 17.Army of Me - (Undancing Remix, Undancing remix)
- 18.A(r)mour - (mix)
- 19.Once More - (mix, In CoF Minor)
- 20.Army of Me - (mix)
ARMY OF ME: REMIXES AND COVERS is a charity record to benefit Unicef. It features selections from an open invitation to submit versions of the song "Army of Me", posted on bjork.com.
Personnel: Rob Urbanti (vocals, guitar); Drew Gauley (vocals, drums); Nicolas "Sarro" Place, Leon Hopper, Ida C‘cilie Rasmussen (vocals); Joel Gj‘rsbol Pedersen (guitar, synthesizer); Jean Michel "JMZ" Zanetti, Philipp Arnold, Johnny Graffham (guitar); Dmitri VanZwanenberg (violin); Jason Meherin (accordion); Emil Assing Hoyer (melodica, synthesizer, programming); Loran Ongaro (drums); William Matthews (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Cl‚ment "Neetoo" Leblon; Emil Assing Hoyer; Alfredo Lietor.
Recording information: Halla Music, Toronto, Canada.
Editor: Alfredo Lietor.
Out of all of Bj”rk's music, the menace, aggression, and no-nonsense attitude of "Army of Me" makes it one of her most distinctive songs. Army of Me: Remixes and Covers features equally distinctive, and very different, interpretations of the song by Bj”rk fans from around the world; in the album's first three tracks alone, it jumps from the Canadian metal of Interzone; the Nouvelle Vague-esque French bossa nova of Grisbi; and the phasers-on-stun synth pop of Sweden's 50 Hertz, Haxor Och Porr, and Slagsmalsklubben. Any worries that a collection of 20 different versions of "Army of Me" could be repetitive are put to rest by the sheer diversity running through the album. Naturally, completely redone interpretations of the song, such as the Messengers of God's countrified singalong and Martin White's accordion instrumental, are the most radically different, but even the remixes of Bj”rk's original have plenty of their own originality. Beats Beyond sets the song's opening explosions and Bj”rk's vocals against a backdrop of limpid synths and shuffle beats, while Dr. Gunni incorporates his own singing and an oddly folky feel into his remix. Other standouts include Lunamoth's whispery, harp-driven interpretation and Alfred Leitor's "Pink Battle Mashup," which features elements of a Soft Pink Truth track and computer-spoken vocals. A surprisingly eclectic and listenable collection, Army of Me: Remixes and Covers also has the bonus of being a charity album benefiting Unicef's work with children, making it a good album for a good cause. ~ Heather Phares
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