I'm sorry, but I wish Bjork would just stop releasing all of these Part 1 and part 2 single CD's from Vespertine (so far 6 B-side songs on 3 different single releases and counting), and instead release a more economical "Vespertine Part 2" album. (Radiohead released "Amnesiac" in the same vien as "Kid A", didn't they?) I can't afford this Bjork addiction forever if she keeps doing this. That's the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. So far all of the B-sides have been very nice, satisfying pieces and still right in the same type of style that Vespertine is in. This Pagan Poetry #2 Single release includes 2 B-sides, "Domestica" and "Batabid".
"Domestica" is a more playful and silly than the whole Vespertine mood, but retains the more subtle, sparkling "wintery" sound all of the reviewers keep talking about.
"Batabid" has NO vocals, and is only 2:25 minutes of a repetitive motif that doesn't evolve and sounds like background music for a flower opening on a nature documentary. I am a huge Bjork fan, but that song didn't really do anything for me, other than make me wonder why she can't (I repeat myself) package all of these B-sides into ONE BIG beautiful album and call it Vespertine #2, so that I can use my money for more music.
So, if you're a Bjork addict, as you must be if you are actually reading this, I still recommend that get a copy of this single just for "Domestica" (because obviously you already own Vespertine) and then start making your own copies and selling them to your friends so that you can make some money back just like Bjork is doing.