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Björk Debuts Virtual Reality Music Video for "Stonemilker"

The collaboration with Andrew Thomas Huang can be viewed at MoMA PS1 and Rough Trade locations in Brooklyn and London.

Good news to wake up to: Björk is unveiling a new virtual reality music video experience for her song "Stonemilker." The immersive clip, created with Andrew Thomas Huang, debuts simulatenousely at MoMA PS1, Rough Trade Brooklyn, and Rough Trade London. Wristbands will be awarded to the first 50 people to purchase the album today and tomorrow at the three locations.

Below is the full statement from Björk herself:

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i am also incredibly proud to offer a premier of stonemilker . with 360 3D sound mix for virtual reality headset. 

this came about as a spontaneous fruit of mine and andrew huang´s collaboration . we had already done black lake , the "family" moving album cover and the black lake "book cover" trailer and then found us in iceland one day with nothing to do and a 360 camera lying about . we discussed its potential for intimacy and andrew then suggested we take it to the beach where the song was written . it immediately rang true for me as that location has a beautiful 360 panoramic view which matches the cyclical fugue like movement in the song . if the song has a shape it is sort of like a circle that just goes onforever . 

i had recorded the strings with a clip on mike on each instrument . we have made a different mix where we have fanned this in an intimate circle around the listener . 

so as you watch this in the virtual reality headset it will be as if you are on that beach and with the 30 players sitting in a circle tightly around you 

in celebration of the physical release we will premier this in the rough trade record shop . ( I LOVE ROUGH TRADE saved my life so many times ) and in ps1 you will be able to go and see it for next couple of months

hope you like it 

gratitude

björk

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