A little while back we bought you some found footage of Bjork performing with her first band aged 15. Well, here’s Angelina, at age 16, chatty and personable, in an off-the-cuff riff with some photographers.
This is a contemporary musical instrument manufactured by PanArt in Switzerland. If you’ve never heard about it, check out this hang solo by Manu Delago. This Austrian musician has also collaborated with Björk, Lockwood and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Bjork is back with a new album, and here’s the new video from the single Crystalline. It’s directed by Michel Gondry, who has directed her videos before, and it’s awesome.
This anarcho-punk band from late 70s London were an example of rebellious music aimed at England’s class politics at that time. I still see crusty kids dressed as punks wearing the Crass emblem and logo, hoping they understand the story behind the look. This song, Walls, is one of the few anarcho-punk disco tunes I’ve [...]
Bjork wasn’t just before her time, in her time. As this video of her performing with the band Kukl on their song Sálmur 323 attests, she was before her time, way before her time. Truly remarkable. [Watch this incredible footage of Bjork performing at age 15 here]
This documentary is several years old, but new to me. Two of my heroes talking about music: so great! And rarely is something so insightful and unintentionally wacky at the same time. Stick it out till Björk likens Pärt’s compositions to a conversation between Pinochio and a cricket. What? Björk at her Björk-iest.
London-based Ellie Goulding is one of my favourite music artists of the year. She won me over with Guns + Horses, and now the B-side to her latest single, Under The Sheets, seems to be having the same effect on me. Fighter Plane is a magical, sentimental track full of silky vocals and relaxing synths. [...]