Björk has announced a new Utopia box set which will feature 14 handmade flutes.
Utopia arrived as the ninth studio album by the Icelandic singer in November 2017, Björk collaborating with Venezuelan electronic record producer Arca to create a wide-ranging sound which was heavily impacted by the use of different flute instruments.
Now, as she reveals a very unique box set which is aimed at celebrating that instrument, Björk said in a statement that “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.”
She added: “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.”
The flutes have been made in collaboration with French company Quelle est Belle and, given the precision of the instruments, prices will start at £500.