The Moomin trolls are back, and this time they are dancing to Björk's flute.
Well, we cannot confirm that there will be any actual flutes or dancing involved, BUT! Björk and Sjón have put their creative heads together again and made a -- we know you love these next two words -- new song especially for the film "Moomins and the Comet Chase", which is made by finnish children's movie company Filmkompaniet, and it will be coming to the cinemas in August/September 2010.
We're delighted but certainly not surprised, as we know both of them to be big Moomin fans and they've both been seen wearing them on their sleeves, or rather t-shirts and neckties. (Sjón had small moomins on his tie when receiving the Nordic Literature Price a couple of years ago.)
Little My whispered to Meester Fly that the song is called The Comet Song but when we asked her for more information, all she said was "Hah! Luuletko että minä olen joku juoruämmä!" Well, I never!
For us MWC of bjork.com, who have actually a bit of an attention span, remember Björk talking about Micachu on NPR not so long ago when she said: "I saw her in London, in June, a year ago and I was really excited about her. I thought it was that sort of 'do it yourself' approach, with all these little guitars and her attitude was really fresh… think it's really, really fun. (She)is a bit of a prankster really, isn't she?" So when asked if this would be a possibility for Micachu it as a straight yes from Björk.
And now Micachu is playing the Icelandairwaves festival in Reykjavík in October, and the video being premiered on bjork.com? is there a connection? We like to think so!
We have the chance to have a first listen to the entire Olympic Studio CD from the ever encreasingly soon to be relased Voltaic Box Set The stream is available from NPR.org but first check out the story! and then have the listen!