Thursday, April 26, 2007

it's not up to you

bjork. you weirdo. you foxy, you bebe le strange you hang out with matthewbarnetta. you really make me wonder. and you say this:

"i mean, the human race, we are a tribe, let's face it, and let's stop all this religious bullshit. i think everybody, or at least a lot of my friends, are just so exhausted with this whole self-importance of religious people. just drop it. we're all fucking animals, so let's just make some universal tribal beat. we're pagan. let's just march".

her new record 'volta' comes out in a couple weeks and i love it. i just like that she pours herself out there and makes an imprint that goes way beyond "oh, that is bjork" - i think that just does not give her the credit she richly deserves. her music is nearly impossible to describe unless one takes the simplist of routes and just minimizes it to "just bjork". there is a certain sound, thing or whatever that makes her music more yours than hers after listening. one gets his or her own impression and leaves with something that might be similar but is quite different than the next person. like her or not, she doesn't seem to care. i get that reminder and the strangest feelings when i listen to this record and her last two previous (and completely difficult) releases - specifically, i always have choices. how they affect other people is what is the difficult part.

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