Bastards (Björk album)

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Remix album by Björk
Released 19 November 2012
Recorded 2008–2011
Genre Electronica, experimental, alternative, IDM, worldbeat, drum and bass, art rock, downtempo
Label One Little Indian
Producer Björk, Mark Bell, Omar Souleyman, Hudson Mohawke, Death Grips, These New Puritans, Matthew Herbert, 16bit, Alva Noto, The Slips, Current Value
Björk chronology
Biophilia Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Aesthetic Magazine Toronto 3.5/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[2]

Bastards (stylized as bastards)[3] is the third remix album by Icelandic artist Björk, it was released on 19 November 2012.[4] The album features remixes of tracks from her eighth studio album, Biophilia (2011). All of the remixes were previously released on The Crystalline Series or the Biophilia Remix Series, and they were all remastered by Mandy Parnell.


Although all tracks had already been released, Björk "felt it important to gather together the essence of the remixes" so she "picked a quarter of them for one CD for people who are perhaps not too sassy [sic] downloaders or don't have the time or energy to partake in the hunter-gathering rituals of the internet".[5] The cover features the 'strata' persona Björk adopted for the "Mutual Core" music video which was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Crystalline" (Omar Souleyman Version) Björk Björk, 16bit (adaptation by Omar Souleyman) 6:39
2. "Virus" (Hudson Mohawke Peaches and Guacamol Remix) Björk, Sjón Björk (remix by Hudson Mohawke) 4:49
3. "Sacrifice" (Death Grips Remix) Björk Björk (remix by Death Grips) 4:17
4. "Sacrifice" (Matthew Herbert's Pins and Needles Mix Edit) Björk Björk (remix and additional production by Matthew Herbert) 0:37
5. "Mutual Core" (These New Puritans Remix featuring Solomon Islands Song) Björk Björk (remix by These New Puritans) 3:54
6. "Hollow" (16bit Remix) Björk Björk, 16bit (remix by 16bit) 7:00
7. "Mutual Core" (Matthew Herbert's Tectonic Plates Mix) Björk Björk (remix and additional production by Matthew Herbert) 5:05
8. "Thunderbolt" (Death Grips Remix) Björk, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir Björk (remix by Death Grips) 5:04
9. "Dark Matter" (Alva Noto Remodel) Björk, Mark Bell Björk (remix by Alva Noto) 5:40
10. "Thunderbolt" (Omar Souleyman Version) Björk, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir Björk (adaptation by Omar Souleyman) 7:23
11. "Solstice" (Current Value Remix) Björk, Sjón Björk (remix by Current Value) 6:28
12. "Moon" (The Slips Remix) Björk, Damian Taylor Björk (remix by The Slips) 6:07
13. "Crystalline" (Matthew Herbert Mix) Björk Björk, 16bit (remix by Matthew Herbert) 5:17
Sample credits
  • "Mutual Core" (These New Puritans Remix featuring Solomon Islands Song) includes samples from the Traditional composition "Funeral Song (Solomon Islands 1978)", as extracted from the album Spirit of Melanesia by David Fanshawe.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[6] 154
UK Albums Chart[7] 199
UK Indie Albums Chart[8] 30