Björk - Fossora

I was checking setlist.fm and compiled a list songs that she hasn't performed live in a long time (last performance in parenthesis) and/or would fit the sonic palette of this album on a hypothetical tour:

Earth Intruders (2008)
Innocence (2008)
The Dull Flame of Desire (2008)
Triumph of a Heart (2008)
Vökuró (2008)
My Juvenile (2008) 1x
Mother Heroic (2007)
It's In Our Hands (2005)
An Echo, a Stain (2003)
Alarm Call (1999)
The Modern Things (1999)
Headphones (1998)
Big Time Sensuality (1997)
Enjoy (1997)
Charlene (1996)
Atlantic (1994)
There's More to Life Than This (1994) Unrealistic but it would be an absolute kii

There are also some songs that she has never performed live, period:

Amphibian
Domestica (Would be amazing since this was her pandemic album and it's a song about getting ready to go outside)
Foot Soldier
Karvel
Verandi

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Oh the horns are so crucial! “Ovule” is like top three on the album. There’s a huskiness to her voice throughout that just hits right. And it’s “catchy” for me, if you can believe it. I can see why people might not like it—it does harken back to the Volta days, and it’s a bit of an outlier when compared to the rest of the album—but I adore it.
 
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Oh the horns are so crucial! “Ovule” is like top three on the album for me. There’s a huskiness to her voice throughout that just hits right. And it’s “catchy” for me, if you can believe it. I can see why people might not like it—it does harken back to the Volta days, and it’s a bit of an outlier when compared to the rest of the album—but I adore it.

That main riff that repeats throughout is so hooky - I totally get what you mean. There's no big chorus that grabs you, but returning to that same hook several times really feels like home. I love the gentle drive of the beat, also.
 
That main riff that repeats throughout is so hooky - I totally get what you mean. There's no big chorus that grabs you, but returning to that same hook several times really feels like home. I love the gentle drive of the beat, also.
Even a lot of the vocal line sinks in after a few listens. I think @Glitterizer said it, you just have to sort of look at the song as a whole and not a verse-chorus-verse structure. Sleep with one eye open and fuse alloy ship ahoyyyyyy yyy pop into my head constantly.

So far the hardest track to crack is “Victimhood.” I love its soundscape and I think the lyrical content is really interesting. Feels like I’m having to give it the most work, though.
 
Finally received my vinyl today. Looks gorgeous.
I’m sure it’s already mentioned but the vinyl version of Ancestress doesn’t seem to include the vocals from Sindri. Do we know why?
 
Bjork is #6 in the Monday Mids in the UK.
George Michael's re-issue of Older is surprisingly #1 in albums ahead of Slipknot by 2.5K. Snuts at 3, Craig David at 4, Yeah Yeahs at 5, Bjork at 6 and Pixies at 7
 
Thank you for this. I love the end of this song so much. It takes me to places.

I feel I'm the only one who strongly dislikes Ancestress. The lyrics are beautiful, yes, but the song breaks the album's momentum completely for me.

Ddddd. Ancestress is probably my least favorite, too. It’s beautiful and I actually don’t dislike it at all, but it just draggggs. Every time I listen and think it’s over I always check the runtime and there’s still 3 minutes left. Maybe it will grow. I understand and appreciate it’s placement in the album, it’s just a slog to get through for me.
 
I think my top 5 (in order) from the album, at the moment, would be:

1. Fossora
2. Her Mother’s House
3. Victimhood
4. Ancestress
5. Ovule

It feels odd to not include ‘Atopos’ in my top 5 but, although it slaps, I guess it’s quite an “ugly” melody ddd.
‘Freefall’ and ‘Sorrowful Soil’ are both great and could rise up the ranks.
The title track really is something else though.
 
I am still listening to it, since it takes more than one listens with Björk.

So far I am really liking it! It does feel almost like a closure of the "era" she started with Vulnicura. I do feel the first section of the album is a bit hard to get into, but it really gets going after it. Victimhood was pretty much how I envisioned the whole album to sound like. Her Mother's House is one of the most beatiful songs she ever recorded, the vocal arrangements are superb on that one, also Allow and Fungal City are insanely good, I love how the featured artists are almost more of a layers of the productions.
 
Top 5:

1. Victimhood
2. Fossora
3. Her Mother's House
4. Trolla-Gabba
5. Atopos

I like everything here, though. Fungal City's inching closer to my Top 5. The entire second half of the album is pretty close to bulletproof for me.
 
Top 5:

1. Victimhood
2. Fossora
3. Her Mother's House
4. Trolla-Gabba
5. Atopos

I like everything here, though. Fungal City's inching closer to my Top 5. The entire second half of the album is pretty close to bulletproof for me.
Ooh someone's a dark Debbie! I can never rank songs very well, but these are probably my top five in no particular order:
Ovule
Trölla-Gabba
Freefall
Ancestress
Her Mother's House
"Trölla-Gabba" really SLAPS doesn't it? I love the combination of menace and dance. "Freefall" is a dark horse that I think will become a fan favorite with some time. Truly there isn't a song on the album I'd remove. Even "Allow," which is very obviously a Utopia leftover and sticks out sonically, is a such a breath of fresh air after the (fantastic) dark muddiness of "Victimhood." The album really flows.
 
Ooh someone's a dark Debbie! I can never rank songs very well, but these are probably my top five in no particular order:

"Trölla-Gabba" really SLAPS doesn't it? I love the combination of menace and dance. "Freefall" is a dark horse that I think will become a fan favorite with some time. Truly there isn't a song on the album I'd remove. Even "Allow," which is very obviously a Utopia leftover and sticks out sonically, is a such a breath of fresh air after the (fantastic) dark muddiness of "Victimhood." The album really flows.

Ugh, yeah, I love Victimhood. The way she can make horns sound utterly depraved and evil is fascinating to me, and how she just proudly sits in that to the listener's discomfort. Then again, I've always loved her darker tracks, like Hollow, Dark Matter, etc. Trolla-Gabba is scary and fun. And yes, Freefall's definitely inching up my list, too. Allow's a nice breath of fresh air after Victimhood, and I love Emilie Nicolas' vocals on it!
 
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