In the last quarter of , the Sugarcubes toured North America to positive reception. In she provided background vocals on Gums , an album by a band called Bless. She contributed vocals on the songs "Qmart" and on "Ooops", which was released as a single in the UK in In most countries, the song was not widely played on radio, but its music video gained strong airtime on MTV.
She named the album Debut to signify a start of something new. The dance -oriented album varied in instrumentation. One single from the album, " Venus as a Boy ", featured a Bollywood -influenced string arrangement. She worked with David Arnold on " Play Dead ", the theme to the film The Young Americans which appeared as a bonus track on a re-release of Debut , collaborated on two songs for Tricky's Nearly God project, appeared on the track "Lilith" for the album Not for Threes by Plaid , and co-wrote the song " Bedtime Story " for Madonna 's album Bedtime Stories.
The album was ranked number 7 in Spin ' s "Top 90 Albums of the '90s" list and number 75 in its " Greatest Albums, —" list. It marked a dramatic shift from the " pixie " image cultivated on the Debut and Post albums.
The album was certified gold in the US in The single "All is Full of Love" was also the first DVD single to ever be released in the US, which paved the way for other artists to include DVD video and other multimedia features with their singles. I had to go home and search for myself again. Director Lars von Trier eventually asked her to consider playing the role of Selma, convincing her that the only true way to capture the character of Selma was to have the composer of the music play the character.
Filming began in early , and the film debuted in at the 53rd Cannes Film Festival. It featured chamber orchestras, choirs, hushed vocals, microbeats made from household sounds, and personal, vulnerable themes. Lyrical sources included the works of American poet E. To coincide with the album's release, an eponymous coffee table book of loose prose and photographs was published. The shows were held in theatres and opera houses in order to have "the best acoustics possible.
In the CD box set Family Tree was issued. It comprised selected rarities as well as previously unreleased versions of her compositions, including her work with the Brodsky Quartet. Also released alongside Family Tree was the album Greatest Hits , a retrospective of the previous 10 years of her solo career as deemed by the public. She gave birth to daughter Isadora Bjarkardottir Barney on 3 October Each of the four CDs was later released separately at a reduced price. This initial plan was modified, as the majority of the sounds on the album are indeed created by vocalists but several feature prominent basic electronic programming, as well as the occasional musical instrument.
She again appropriated text from E. The song "Oceania" was written especially for the occasion and features the talents of Shlomo , a Leeds -based beatboxer , and a London choir. An alternative version of the song began circulating on the Internet with additional vocals by Kelis. It originally appeared on the promotional "Oceania" single released to radio stations and later became available to the public as a B-side of the " Who Is It " single, which charted at number 26 in the UK.
She is also responsible for the film's soundtrack, her second after Selmasongs. The DualDiscs were also released separately. The role was played by Charlotte Gainsbourg instead. It features 10 tracks. It also uses the Reactable , a novel "tangible-interface" synthesizer from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona , which on Volta is played by Damian Taylor. The first single from the album, " Earth Intruders ", was released digitally on 9 April and became her second-ever Billboard Hot entry in the United States.
Volta debuted at number nine on the Billboard albums chart, becoming her first top 10 album in the US, netting week-one sales of 43, The album also reached number three on the French albums chart with sales of 20, albums sold in its first week, and number seven in the UK Albums Chart with 20, units sold. The second single from the album, " Innocence ", was digitally released on 23 July , with an accompanying music video chosen from a contest conducted through her official website. The fifth single released from the album was " The Dull Flame of Desire ", featuring vocals by Anohni.
The live set was also recorded at the Olympic Studio in London. Paul's cathedral in London. The episode aired on 27 February Biophilia was released in The album project combined music with technological innovation and themes of science and nature, including an " app album", educational collaborations with children and specialized live performance, debuting in Manchester , United Kingdom at the Manchester International Festival on 30 June.
This was the first part of the Biophilia Tour , that toured the world for two years. In June , the first single from Biophilia , " Crystalline ", was released. A central part of Biophilia was a series of interactive iPad apps made by programmers and designers, one app for each of the 10 songs on the new album. The second single, " Cosmogony ", which served as the "mother app" for all the others, was released on 19 July , followed by " Virus " and " Moon ".
Biophilia was the first album to be released, in October , as a series of interactive apps. The Reykjavik City Board of Education brought the programme to all schools in the city over the next three years. She released the remix album Bastards. No traditional singles were released for Vulnicura. On 2 October , Vulnicura Strings was announced. The album serves as a purely acoustic companion to Vulnicura , and features additional string arrangements plus the viola organista , a unique string instrument played on a keyboard designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
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