Björk releases ‘Medúlla,’ her sixth album (2004)

Björk’s ‘Medúlla’ is her sixth studio album released on August 30, 2004 by Warner Bros Records / One Little Indian.

Track listing : 1.Pleasure Is All Mine (Björk) – 03:26 . 2.Show Me Forgiveness (Björk) – 01:23 . 3.Where Is the Line (Björk) – 04:41 . 4.Vökuró (‘Vigil’) (Jórunn Viðar, Jakobína Sigurðardóttir) – 03:14 . 5.Öll Birtan (‘All the Brightness’) (Björk) – 01:52 . 6.Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right) (Björk) – 03:57 . 7.Submarine (Björk) – 03:13 . 8.Desired Constellation (Björk, Olivier Alary) – 04:55 . 9.Oceania (Björk, Sjón) – 03:24 . 10.Sonnets / Unrealities XI (Björk, E. E. Cummings) -01:59 . 11.Ancestors (Björk, Tagaq) -04:08 . 12.Mouth’s Cradle (Björk) – 04:00 . 13.Miðvikudags (‘Wednesday’) (Björk) – 01:24 . 14.Triumph of a Heart (Björk) – 04:04 .


Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


Spike Jonze

Musicians : Björk – Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer Bass . The Icelandic Choir – . Arndgerður Maria Árnadóttir – Alto (Vocals), Choir . Guðrún Finnbjarnardóttir – Alto (Vocals), Choir . Guðrún Edda Gunnarsdóttir – Alto (Vocals), Choir . Anna Hinriksdóttir – Alto (Vocals), Choir . Jónína Guðrún KristinsdóttirÞ – Alto (Vocals), Choir . Stefan Orn Arnarson – Bass (Vocal), Choir . Benedikt Ingólfsson – Bass (Vocal), Choir . Hjálmar Pétursson – Bass (Vocal), Choir . Jacqueline Barron – Choir . Emma Brain-Gabbott – Choir . Karen Chandler – Choir . Rachel Chapman – Choir . Heather Chirncross – Choir . Tarsha Colt – Choir . Ann DeRenais – Choir . Yona Dunsford – Choir . Sarah Eyden – Choir . Helen Hampton – Choir . Micaela Haslam – Choir . Nick Kennedy – Choir . Melanie Marshall – Choir . Janet Mooney – Choir . Helen Pakker – Choir . Samantha Shaw – Choir . Jude Sim – Choir . Sarah Simmondi – Choir . Karen Woodhowe – Choir . Jenny O’Grady – Choir . Kristín Erna Blöndal – Choir, Soprano (Vocal) . Inga Harðardóttir – Choir, Soprano (Vocal) . Hugrún Hólmgeirsdóttir – Choir, Soprano (Vocal) . Elfa Ingvadóttir – Choir, Soprano (Vocal) . Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson – Choir, Tenor (Vocal) . þorbjörn Sigurðsson – Choir, Tenor (Vocal) . Björn Thorarensen – Choir, Tenor (Vocal) . Gísli Magni – Tenor (Vocal) . Björn Thornarensen – Tenor (Vocal) . Nick Ingham – Conductor . Peter Van Hooke – Gong . Nico Muhly – Piano . Robert Wyatt – Sampling . Gregory Purnhagen – Trombone . Mark Thomas Bell – Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass . Dokaka – Beats . Rahzel – Beats .


Dawn Shadforth

Production Produced by Björk, Mark Bell . George James Firmage – Editing . Flavio DeSouza – Engineer . Neil Dorfsman – Engineer . Jake Davies – Engineer, Programming . Valgeir Sigurðsson – Engineer, Programming . Christian Rutledge – Assistant Engineer . Mark “Spike” Stent – Mixing .

Package : Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin asterisques RVM – Photography . Brent Borreson – Hair Stylist . Hrafnhildur “Shoplifter” Arnardóttir – Hair Stylist, Sculpture .

Video Director(s) : Dawn Shadforth asterisques RVM for “Who Is It” . Spike Jonze asterisques RVM for “Triumph of a Heart”

Recorded at Greenhouse (Iceland), Estúdio Ilha Dos Sapos (Brazil), La Hoyita Studios (Spain) .

Released on August 30, 2004 by Warner Bros Records and One Little Indian.

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BBC
Whereas previous albums like ‘Vespertine’ were real growers, some people may lose…Medúlla has some high pointsand it never gets boring, but it still left me feeling rather confused. It was recorded in 18 different locationsand you can tell – the end product feels disjointed and at times claustrophobic. […]

The Guardian
Medulla is playful and hymnal, sometimes surprisingly violent, often sombre but always full of awe. It’s fitting that Robert Wyatt, who also seems to float above conventional ideas about music, should lend to it his fragile coo. […]

fleurare @ RateYourMusic
This is Björk‘s most arresting album in terms of its delivery and structure. Ahead of time. ‘Mouth’s Cradle’ and ‘Desired Constellation’ are sleepy little treasures. […]

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