Björk - Fossora

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1. Atopos 4:46
2. Ovule 3:38
3. Mycelia 2:00
4. Sorrowful Soil 3:15
5. Ancestress 7:17
6. Fagurt Er Í Fjörđum 0:44
7. Victimhood 6:57
8. Allow 5:26
9. Fungal City 4:45
10. Trölla-Gabba 1:57
11. Freefall 4:31
12. Fossora 4:19
13. Her Mother’s House 4:33

Just over 54 minutes.
 
So this was possibly the first full Bjork song I've ever listened to (and if not, then definitely my first video+song combo) and it was definitely an experience. I'm not sure it was the most optimal entry point but I just couldn't help myself with the memes and the kikiing in here. Might dive in more eventually.
Many people joke about her being unlistenable and a fairy weirdo from Iceland but honestly? The first few albums house some of the most beautiful and emotional music in the world.

It has gotten more experimental with time but albums like Volta und Vulnicura aren’t avant-garde records that the usual listener would never be able to get in to. Even Medulla has songs like Who Is It and Triumph Of A Heart that aren’t conventional in their soundscape maybe but still easy to digest songs that are also stunning.

I am jealous of everybody who gets to hear her finest moments for the first time. Give her a try, if only the singles for a start.
 
Track lengths are out

1. Atopos 4:46
2. Ovule 3:38
3. Mycelia 2:00
4. Sorrowful Soil 3:15
5. Ancestress 7:17
6. Fagurt Er Í Fjörđum 0:44
7. Victimhood 6:57
8. Allow 5:26
9. Fungal City 4:45
10. Trölla-Gabba 1:57
11. Freefall 4:31
12. Fossora 4:19
13. Her Mother’s House 4:33

Just over 54 minutes.
3 interlude-songs? A Medúlla cold latte.
This is also her second album to have a title track!
 

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I’ve already returned to Atopos more than anything from Utopia.

It doesn’t really make sense sonically, but for whatever reason, the song feels atmospherically linked to Medulla for me? At least more than almost anything she’s released on the last few records. Maybe it’s the denser sound of the bass clarinets that give it a sense of hollowed out vocal “darkness” (for lack of a better word). I didn’t pick up on it as much on first listen watching the video, since it played more comedic to me; but listening on its own, everything sounds a little more menacing in contrast to the lyrics.
 
Double post, but this song has completely taken over my life. She has a skill in these latter years of taking melodies that make absolutely no obvious sense and worming them into your head in unexpected ways. Hope is a MUSCLE that allows us TOOOO connect refuses to leave me, though if you asked me to sing the rest of the song from memory I wouldn’t even know where to begin. Not to mention the video is addictive as hell. She looks incredible, serving goofy gorgeous face and dancing I can’t help but smile watching. Truly no one else could be doing it like her.
 
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