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With DEBUT, the Icelandic thrush Bjork Godmundsdottir (late of the Sugarcubes) brings her knowing innocence and quirky voice to bear on an engaging program of renegade pop tunes. The unusual instrumental textures on songs such as "Human Behavior", fleshed out with timpani, small percussion instruments, vibraphones and harps, suggests a post-modern version of Phil Spector.
As a singer, Bjork's swooping octave leaps and guttural cries betray the elemental contradictions in her music. She projects the girlish innocence and barely constrained sensuality of a wise child, old beyond her years (the techno-reggae romanticism of "Venus As A Boy", the bouncy house changes of "Big Time Sensuality" and "Violently Happy"), and sometimes she sounds like she's trying to rediscover how such doe-eyed love might actually feel, as if for the first time (the mysterious groove of "One Day" and the jazzy standard "Like Someone In Love", with its spare harp accompaniment).
There's a pronounced techno feel to DEBUT, with its airy synthesizers and spacious, uncluttered mixes, but without the cool, mechanised detachment of that genre. On "Aeroplane" Bjork combines a saxophone quartet with Middle Eastern-flavoured percussion to steer her tale of obsessive love just outside of the pop mainstream, while the unusual saxophone harmonies of "The Anchor Song" lend a folkish colour to her extended metaphors on home and erotic immersion. It's precisely Bjork's sense of adventure that gives DEBUT such a cool exotic flavour.
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#1
I must have got the last debut - its upto £9.99 now:)

back to £2.99 ????????
#2
Garrrrrrr - you beat me.

Great price; great album.

Bjork is very marmite - don't you think?

Heat.
#3
janz70
I must have got the last debut - its upto £9.99 now:)

back to £2.99 ????????


Just got mine for £2.99.....
#4
agaveworm
Garrrrrrr - you beat me.

Great price; great album.

Bjork is very marmite - don't you think?

Heat.


Marmite?? I love Marmite but hate Bjork - a voice like a rasp.
#5
Jason_Mraz
Marmite?? I love Marmite but hate Bjork - a voice like a rasp.


sold more records, doesn't promote her own on this site, nuff said
#6
most ppl only know bjork from the few chart hits. These do not represent her well. Of her albums debut is the best (imo).

Haters.....give 'play dead' and 'crying' a listen.........very decent stuff.
#7
quite excited about this upcoming release which i only discovered the other day -

http://www.onelittleshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=829

oh and i highly reccommend the Surrounded box set for those that havent got any of Bjorks work yet....or even for those who have.
#8
AugQX
sold more records, doesn't promote her own on this site, nuff said


Gullible or what!!!
#9
Love Debut- it's one of my favourite albums of all time!
Anyone know what 'Drawing Restraint 9' is like? Apparently it's a film soundtrack, don't know if it would be worth getting...
#10
Jason_Mraz
Gullible or what!!!


who is? this was a breath of fresh air in 1993, sold over 600,000 copies in the UK with virtually zero promotion simply because it was innovative, original and heartfelt, her best work imho
#11
AugQX
who is? this was a breath of fresh air in 1993, sold over 600,000 copies in the UK with virtually zero promotion simply because it was innovative, original and heartfelt, her best work imho


i think he's referring to the fact that you think he's actually Jason Mraz.
#12
So....anyone know what 'Drawing Restraint 9' is like?
#13
Harryharp
So....anyone know what 'Drawing Restraint 9' is like?


you can listen to samples of it here - http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Restraint-9-Björk/dp/B000A2H5M4
#14
Great album great singer
banned#15
Bjork sould be shot.......FACT
#16
If Bjork wasn't a "singer", she'd be in a mental asylum.
#17
Casserole
If Bjork wasn't a "singer", she'd be in a mental asylum.


I thought it was Michael Jacksons album just then - when I looked at the picture that is...

Anway totally agree... should be looked up with a white restraint jacket... no colours!
#18
dogvilledan


Thank you. All sounds a bit 'incidental' 'soundtrack-ish'. Don't think I'll bother with that one.

To the other comments- in genius there is often a touch madness or at least eccentricity. Some people unfortunately don't have the capacity to see more than a foot in front of their face.
#19
Debut is a great album, but personally I think Homogenic is her best output.
#20
Debut is a fantastic album.
#21
Jason_Mraz
Marmite?? I love Marmite but hate Bjork - a voice like a rasp.


One of us has misunderstood the other.....:thinking:

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