Best Pop Recording of 2017: Björk – Utopia

Utopia Björk One Little Indian   Björk’s latest album is her longest (clocking in at 72 minutes) and her most daring yet. On past recordings, cadres of female musicians with fierce chops held sway – employing French horns and strings. This time out, a dozen Icelandic flutists are the ensemble of choice. Alongside them isContinue reading “Best Pop Recording of 2017: Björk – Utopia”

Arca – “Saunter” (SoundCloud)

Arca’s S/T third LP, was released this past week on XL. Reincorporating more vocals this time out, he combines the song-based compositions of his earlier work with his more recent electronica experiments. Below is an embed of album track “Saunter;” it’s also available on a 12″ vinyl EP from the label.

Vulnicura Live

Björk Vulnicura Live One Little Indian CD   Björk’s most recent studio album has already received two releases: Vulnicura and the “unplugged version” Vulnicura Strings. Each has their virtues, but Vulnicura Live brings the best aspects of both, darkly hued electronica and sensuous strings respectively, together with singularly emotive performances by the singer. Thus, oneContinue reading “Vulnicura Live”