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The song was first performed at the Tibetan Freedom Concert and later included with the online promotional release of Homogenic ; the track was subsequently released as the third single for the album as three different CD releases in October Most music critics were enticed by "Hunter", which they declared one of the highlights of the Homogenic album.
The song was included in the compilation album Greatest Hitswhose tracks were selected by fans through a survey. Seeking to convey the music's fusion of organic and technological, the polar bear was animated in a non-naturalistic fashion; the bear also embodies Bjork* - Hunter (VHS) ferocious hunter the lyrics represent. The song's video garnered acclaim from critics. The opening track of Homogenic"Hunter" showcases the hybrid elements of strings and electronic backing beats through the album.
It blends the live sound of the Icelandic String Octet —orchestrated by Eumir Deodato —, Yasuhiro Kobayashi 's accordion and "stuttering computer beats and beeps" programmed by Mark Bell. But the emotion was ancient, deeply human". They have been described as what "[ties] the whole shebang together together [ She uses the interval of the fifth throughout the song, such as in the cellos; fifths were common in Icelandic folk songs. Lysloff and Leslie C.
Gay, Jr. The song features "militaristic" electronic Bjork* - Hunter (VHS) programmed by Mark Bell. We all had a go on Bjork* - Hunter (VHS) filtering and played around with the decay of each individual drum.
Some critics interpreted the line as an Dee Dee - Hey Hey Baby Cry to a failed relationship. One bird always had the same nest and partner all their lives. The other was always travelling and taking on different partners. At some point there was a conscious decision made to remain a hunter. I have to isolate myself and put myself in a state so I will write a song.
Marvin Lin from Tiny Mix Tapes called it "painfully beautiful". He Mike Cuozzo - Mighty Mike Cuozzo "her voice is protean and capable of astonishingly raw, forceful outbursts, but it's when she holds it in, on tracks like this one, that her real power emerges. The music video for "Hunter" was directed by longtime collaborator Paul White from Me Company, the design firm that produced the artwork of Homogenic and Postand their Bjork* - Hunter (VHS) singles.
Computer animation was handled by Digital Domain. To coincide with the song's fusion of organic and technological, it was deliberately designed in a non- photorealist manner. Post-production took place in Californiawhere Digital Domain received all data. She passionately sings looking into the camera; as she shakes Bjork* - Hunter (VHS) moves her head, she begins to morph into a polar bear. Towards the end of the video, she completely transforms into the "techno-bear", before returning to her original state and the image once again fading-out to white.
The video received critical acclaim. Magazine praised its special effects, writing they "reach a new level of detail in [the music video]" and compared the singer's transformation to that of the title character in Robert Louis Stevenson 's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. She performed with Mark Bell, who was raised at the rear of the stage surrounded Bjork* - Hunter (VHS) keyboards and sequencers, and with the Icelandic String Octet conducted by Eumir Deodato at one side of the stage.
A performance of "Hunter" at the Cambridge Corn Exchange during the tour was included in the video release Live in Cambridge It was subsequently included in the official soundtrack, The X-Files: The Albumwhich appeared in several Bjork* - Hunter (VHS) upon its release. InAmerican rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars covered the song and placed it as a bonus track on their second studio album, A Beautiful Lie.
The song was not originally a part of the album, but was recorded and added to the track listing after the album leaked several months before it was to be released. Brian Orloff from the Tampa Bay Times was impressed with the cover version, writing that Thirty Seconds to Mars erects "riveting tension" in its "almost trip-hop " rendition of the song.
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