"Warmth, Björk"
September 23, 2022 2:43 PM   Subscribe

Björk (wiki) has a podcast: "In the conversations on this podcast me and my friends try to capture which moods, timbres, and tempos were vibrating during each of my ten albums...I hope you enjoy it." -from the trailer to Sonic Symbolism.

Each episode is about an hour long and they include monologues from Björk, snippets of musical influences, and conversations between her and her friends writer Oddný Eir and musicologist Ásmundur Jónsson. From the New Yorker's blurb: "This is a rare chance to listen in as one of the most mysterious and mystical artists working today explains herself—but never so clearly as to totally unravel her own mythology."

Six episodes have been released so far, starting with Debut and the episode on Volta was posted this week. Available wherever you get your podcasts.
posted by msbrauer (14 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
This is my first FPP. Hope you enjoy the podcast as much as I have.
posted by msbrauer at 2:44 PM on September 23 [15 favorites]

I <3 Bjork.
posted by Splunge at 2:56 PM on September 23 [1 favorite]

Great post msbrauer!
posted by signal at 3:02 PM on September 23

Thank you very much. I hadn't heard of this until you posted it.
posted by kingless at 3:05 PM on September 23

Bjork's new music that I've seen posted on YouTube is weird as fuck.

I mean, I guess that's her wheelhouse, but wow.
posted by hippybear at 3:31 PM on September 23 [3 favorites]

You get super double extra #FirstFPP points because BJORK

Well done!
posted by armoir from antproof case at 3:32 PM on September 23 [3 favorites]

Bass clarinet
posted by Slothrup at 3:58 PM on September 23 [1 favorite]

Bjork's new music that I've seen posted on YouTube is weird as fuck.

posted by The Power Nap at 5:54 PM on September 23 [1 favorite]

posted by wmo at 10:17 PM on September 23

I just found this myself last week and it's such a beautiful insight into her music and her life. I'm up to Vespertine (which is one of my favorites of her albums). Just listening to her talk about what was going on for her when she was putting the albums together and how her approach to music and creation and collaboration changes over time has been wonderful. Definitely worth listening in order because of the connections across time.

I will say that Oddný Eir is a much better interviewer than Ásmundur Jónsson (he comes across like a dry musty know it all).
posted by kokaku at 5:10 AM on September 24 [1 favorite]

I will probably really enjoy this podcast, and am glad to know about it.

But I especially came here to say that I would like to see “Björk Has a Podcast” on Shepard Fairey style stickers, plastered to walls everywhere.

I may need to ask a designer friend for a favor.
posted by Songdog at 4:18 PM on September 25

I've only listened to the first one but it brought me incredible joy. It's striking to hear her discuss her work in a dialogue like this because I feel like even some gushing reviews of her music don't credit Björk as a thoughtful, careful artist and are content to just sort of gawk at something weird.
posted by jy4m at 11:40 PM on September 25 [1 favorite]

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