Björk - Fossora

She / Her
The way Atopos is hypothetically peak esoteric inaccessible Björk but totally unexpectedly hits because of how fun it is. There's such a pleasure in its playfulness - the goofy, jaunty quality of the woodwinds that totally clashes with the heaviness of the beat and produces such a delightful result. There's a certain quality to it that feels like its been absent from her work for a while that I can't quite put my finger on.
 
Vespertine is such a masterpiece. She doesn’t reveal much (if anything) new in the podcast, but it’s such a joy to hear her talk about it. I love how she can’t really talk about it without comparing it to Homogenic as well.

I could happily listen to nothing but those two albums.
 
So interesting hearing how having her first laptop influenced the intimacy and delicate world of Vespertine.

Also, this quote is everything:
“I still meet journalists today that always have this ‘oh, if it’s done with a computer, it doesn’t have a soul’ argument. But it’s not about the tool. You cannot rely on a guitar to put a soul on a song, or a violin, or a laptop. If there’s no soul in it, it’s because the human didn’t put it there.”
 
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