Bjork - Homogenic


Year of Release: 1997
Label: Elektra
Catalog Number: 62061
Format: CD
Total Time: 43:31:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's March 9, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

In contrast to NIN's viciousness [*], we have the Icelandic pixie Bj?rk (pronounced "bee YORK"), who not only boasts a unique vocal style, but has also created a musical genre all her own. By that I mean that nobody sounds like Bj?rk. Her music blends electronic tweeps and burps with twisted sampled sounds and classical instrumentation to formulate an otherworldly beauty. My favorite Bj?rk album is Homogenic. I strongly suggest you give this masterpiece a try. Her latest CD, Vespertine, takes the Bj?rkish formula even more toward the classical side and is also highly recommended.

*the review of Nine Inch Nail's The Fragile precedes this review in Clayton's article - ed.
Tracklisting:
Hunter (4:15) / J?ga (5:05) / Unravel (3:17) / Bachelorette (5:16) / All Neon Like (5:53) / 5 Years (4:29) / Immature (3:06) / Alarm Call (4:19) / Pluto (3:19) / All Is Full Of Love (4:32)

Musicians:
Bjork - vocals, keyboards Alasdair Malloy - glass harmonica
Howie B, Danny Brown, Richard Brown, Marius de Vries, Markus Dravs - programming
Mark Bell - keyboards, programming
Eumir Deodato - orchestration (1,2,4,6,9)
Yasuhiro Kobayashi - accordion
Trevor Moaris - electronic drums Guy Sigsworth - clavichord, pipe organ
Icelandic String Octet (1, 2, 9):
- Sigrun Edvaldsdottir - violin
- Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson - violin
- Sif Tulinius - violin
- Una Sveinbjarndottir - violin
- Gudrun Hrund Hardardottir - viola
- Moeidur Anna Sigurdardottir - viola
- Sigurdur Bjarki Gunnarsson - cello
- Jon R. Ornolfsson - cello
Gavin Wright - violin (4)
Wilf Gibson - violin (4)
Peter Oxer - violin (4)
Roger Garland - violin (4)
Jim McLeod - violin (4)
Ben Cruft - violin (4)
Perry Montague-Mason - violin (4)
Vaughan Armon - violin (4)
Maciej Rakowski - violin (4)
Mark Berrow - violin (4)
George Robertson - viola (4)
Peter Lale - viola (4)
Roger Chase - viola (4)
Bill Hawkes - viola (4)
Martin Loveday - cello (4)
Helen Liebmann - cello (4)
Paul Kegg - cello (4)
John Tunnell - cello (4)
Chris Laurence - bass
Mike Brittain - bass
Jeff Bryant - horn
Mike Thompson - horn
Paul Gardham - bass
Paul Pritchard - bass
Steve Henderson - timbales, timpani
Frank Ricotti - military snare
Helen Tunstall - harp

Discography:
Bj?rk (1977)
Gling-Gl? (1990)
Debut (1993)
The Best Mixes From The Debut (For All The People Who Don't Buy White Labels) (1994)
Mixes (1994)
Post (1995)
Telegram (1997)
Homogenic (1997)
Singles Box Set (1998)
Hunter (box set) (1999)
Homogenic Singles (1999)
London Times (2001)
Selmasongs (2000)
Vespertine (2001)
Vespertine (box set) (2002)
Bj?rk's Greatest Hits (2002)
Family Tree (2002)
The Live: 1993-2002 (2003)
Greatest Hits (2003)
Debut Live (2004)
Homogenic Live (2004)
Post Live (2004)
Vespertine Live (2004)
Med?lla (2004)
It's In Our Hands (2004)
Lake Experience (2004)
Surrounded (2006)
Army Of Me: Remixes And Covers (2005)
Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)
Volta (2007)
Greatest Hits (2007)

Genre: Rock

Origin IS

Added: March 9th 2003
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

Artist website: www.bjork.com
Hits: 1194
Language: english

  

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