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Sort of OT: Bjork's new cd MEDULLA... and looping?
Indeed...it is almost all vocals. A touch of electro-beats and a little
keyboard on a track or two.. I love it. The two choirs are fantastic. The
funny thing is - the press hype emphasizes how 'otherworldly' and 'weird'
the CD sounds due to the vocal heaviness, but to these ears, while it does
sound fresh, it's no 'weirder' than most of her material, especially of the
last 3-4 years. It ALWAYS sounds otherworldly, her blending of ancient
voices with laptop aesthetics.
I also hear his record as a nod to Kate Bush ('The Dreaming'-style vocals
are all over this) and Meredith Monk (whom she cites as an influence in the
current Rolling stone), and Inuit folk song.
I wonder if she has ever heard Todd Rundgren's groundbreaking 1985 ALL
album "A Capella".
From: "Jason Spring" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 01:17:34 +0000
Subject: Sort of OT: Bjork's new cd MEDULLA... and looping?
This is semi off topic, but Bjork's new cd is pretty kick ass. I'm almost
sure it's 100% vocal (Rick! You got some competiton). She's joined by
extrordinaire/Faith No More/Mr. Bungle/Fantomas/Tomahawk frontman Mike
Patton, human beatbox virtuosos Rahzel and Dokaka, Inuit throat singer
Tagaq, two different choirs, and a host of other artists/producers. If you
get a chance I highly recommend checking this album out.