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Released to coincide with her career-crowning exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Björk’s second official book presents itself as a very serious tome. Its sleek black slipcase and…

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Björk’s last album, 2011’s ‘Biophilia’, was a multimedia project examining the connections between nature, sound and technology – or “the universe”, as she succinctly put it. It became known as…

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Twisting the already bonkers electronic parp and whistle of ‘Biophilia’’s best track through a sinister mangle of white noise and something resembling the cries of terrified children, this 30-second snippet…

The 18th-century poet and artist William Blake once wrote, “Art is the Tree of Life. Science is the Tree of Death.” Blake was a controversial figure who rejected organised religion,…

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1. Bjork – ‘Crystalline’ With Radiohead delivering their albums by electronic carrier pigeon and Kaiser Chiefs turning their fans into label bosses, Björk has gone one step further with her…

Difficult, to say the least. Of course, what with the king and queen of ‘challenging’ teaming up, this was never gonna be singalong pub rock. But really: kettle drums clatter…

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Sonically coming off like a Warp record remixed by that salty voiced robot from the Short Circuit films, ‘Declare Independence’ is Björk battering into the next world. With the same…

Among the barren musical wasteland of 1993, Icelandic punk pixie Björk was utterly unique, inventive and engrossing. ‘Debut’, her first solo album following the split of her group The Sugarcubes,…

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What’s that coming over the hill? Bloody hell, it’s the human race swallowing up the earth like a virus to a brutalised tom-tom beat! And who’s that floating above it…

Time, then, to put away childish things. Like any concession to earthly melody or conventional vocal phrasing. Any last vestige of song structure. Any lingering foothold in clubland. Pop’s last…

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