New Bjork Album Due This Summer

Published: 2004-06-17
It's been three years since 'Vespertine', and Bjork is finally at work on her new album. The record has already been christened 'Medulla', and it is hoped that it will be released in late August of this year. So far it appears that Bjork will not be touring in support of the album.

Always pushing the boundaries with her music, this new album is no exception for the Icelandic singer. The songs of 'Medulla' feature vocals, and vocals only. To fill out the music, an Inuit throat-singer called Tanya Tagaq Gillis will add her skills to the record; Tagaq Gillis hails from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. With a lack of any instruments at all, it is left to Rahzel of the Roots to provide the bassline for Bjork's newest effort. Rahzel is known as one of the best in beatboxing.

When the technology available to musicians is at an all time high, and an artist could have absolutely any sound featured in their songs, one has to wonder why Bjork chose to cut all instruments from 'Medulla'. It's really quite obvious in Bjork's mind. Speaking to Rolling Stone, the elfin princess explained the choice by simply saying: "Instruments are so over."

And if Bjork said it, it must be true.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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