Björk - Fossora

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Ancestress is massive?

It somehow just..works, especially with the video. I love the lyrics in this one, and 7 mins actually flies by when your digesting all the intricacies. It sounds a little like another Bjork song but I cant quite put my finger on it. (In a good/catchy way) Everything is ‘clicking’ with me this era and making me revisit so much of her past work with some new, older, wiser ears because there are so many connections to herself in these new tracks.
 
I assumed Ancestress would be a lot darker and heavier, but it is so bright and full of hope! A beautiful way to say goodbye.
Yeah. Same! It's a wonderful and positive tribute.

Edit> I wish I could hear more of Sindri's voice, tbh.

Edit II I just remembered that I made his page on wikifeet, hahaha. Don't judge me, I have a crush on him.
 
I assumed from the first interviews, that this album was going to be very sombre and heavy on the production side, like Family but with clarinets, all the songs really surprised me so far!
I was expecting something very very different from what we got. Very few songs at the end of the album fulfill her clarinet fungi gabber narrative. I guess she needed a story to tell. If you reorganize the album you end up with a half obscure half fun mushroom EP and a different deep and intense and very personal one. It is almost like the Fungi songs just grew between the other ones.

I think I said it before that it feels like a ceremonial retrospective of her artistry while pushing things forward too and also connecting . The three released songs show that quite well. They songs are very different and could actually be from different albums. But they have such an essentiell DNA running through them they work together.
 
Ancestress left me shook. Out of the songs in this confessional poetry style since Vulnicura, this one surely has some of her best lyrics. Love the build up of the song and the video is just beautiful.

I think I said it before that it feels like a ceremonial retrospective of her artistry while pushing things forward too and also connecting . The three released songs show that quite well. They songs are very different and could actually be from different albums. But they have such an essentiell DNA running through them they work together.

Absolutely, the three singles are a great representation of different aspects of her work in the past decade. We got a weird Bjöp in Atopos with the intense electronics, some free-form conceptual faux-improv with Ovule, and now the beautifully orchestrated and sincere Ancestress.
 
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What a completely striking moment for her. The directness of the lyrics, while still being deeply poetic and affecting, combined with the gorgeous strings and harmonies, make the song itself highly moving. Combine it with the ritualistic video and you've got exactly what she set out to do. It's a beautiful tribute that I think will be even more stunning in the context of the album. I don't think I'd seek it out to listen to on its own, mostly because of how raw it truly is. I also found myself thinking of my own mother. I can't tell you the last time I listened to one of her songs and related like that.
 
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