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A series that demystifies Björk’s music — one piece at a time. Björk Unravelled is produced independently by Savannah Wright. Connect with me on Facebook and Instagram @bjorkunravelled. You’ll find a new episode in your feeds every other Thursday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bjorkunravelled/support

Björk Unravelled Savannah Wright

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A series that demystifies Björk’s music — one piece at a time. Björk Unravelled is produced independently by Savannah Wright. Connect with me on Facebook and Instagram @bjorkunravelled. You’ll find a new episode in your feeds every other Thursday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bjorkunravelled/support

    10 Björk songs that are better live

    10 Björk songs that are better live

    Part of the magic of seeing Björk perform live comes from wondering how she’ll reinvent her songs on this tour, on this night.

    Björk seems to know this herself because she’s released a live record for every studio album, except Medulla and Utopia. (But, considering how Cornucopia is heading back on the road, that live Utopia record might be on the horizon).

    On each tour, she arranges familiar and new hits in the style of her current era. So an electronic song from Post gets the brass treatment of Volta. A song from Volta gets the custom instrument treatment from Biophilia. A happy song from Debut gets a dark treatment on Vulnicura. And so on.

    And even within different shows from that same tour, she might bring a unique energy or interpretation to that night. So the songs not only change in their instrumentation… but also in their impact.

    In this episode, superfan Chris Rodamado (@chrisrodamado) and I will talk about ten songs that hit different in-person. We’ll hear picks from six listeners, and then Chris will add four picks of his own. By the end of it, you’ll understand why you haven’t lived as a Björk fan until you’ve seen her live.



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    • 36 min
    Bjork breaks her silence

    Bjork breaks her silence

    It’s difficult to believe that the artist who wrote Utopia… didn’t always identify as a feminist.

    But it’s true. In the early ‘90s, Björk was reluctant to align herself with feminist idols. She thought they griped too much.

    Then, everything changed. Björk gave birth to her daughter, Isadora.

    Her life — and music — would never be the same.

    In this episode, I’ll explore Björk’s feminist journey through three generations of women. I’ll start with her mother’s feminist roots, examine Björk’s rebellion against those values, and conclude with her feminist awakening through Isadora.

    And through it all, we’ll discover why Björk finally spoke up.



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    • 24 min
    Recapping Björk Orkestral

    Recapping Björk Orkestral

    For many fans, Björk Orkestral was a Greatest Hits tour 2.0

    Bjork played fan favorites from all of her albums. And while some of us are still bummed she didn’t sing “All is Full of Love” or “Pneumonia,” she did deliver some spectacular performances and arrangements. 

    These shows proved that Bjork is back… and still killing it.

    In this episode, Tony (from the Instagram page @bjork.live) and I will recap each Björk Orkestral show. We’ll share our general impressions and surprises, talk about how these versions compare to past tours, and we’ll discuss what these shows tell us about Björk's career.



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    • 32 min
    Repasando Björk Orkestral

    Repasando Björk Orkestral

    Para muchos fanáticos, Björk Orkestral fue una gira 2.0 de Greatest Hits.

    Björk cantó los favoritos de todos sus álbumes. Y aunque algunos de nosotros todavía esperamos "All is Full of Love" o "Pneumonia", sí ofreció algunos arreglos espectaculares.

    Estos programas demostraron que Björk está de regreso ... y aún reina.

    En este episodio, Tony (del pagina de Instagram @bjork.live) y yo repasamos cada show de Björk Orkestral. Compartimos nuestras impresiones generales y sorpresas. Hablamos sobre cómo estas versiones se comparan con giras pasadas y lo que estos programas nos dicen sobre la carrera de Björk.



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    • 39 min
    My Björk pilgrimage

    My Björk pilgrimage

    I’ve been making this podcast for over a year now, and I’ve been a fan of Björk for much longer than that. But there was one aspect of her music I hadn’t experienced… I’d never seen her live.

    I had an opportunity in 2017 when she came to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, but silly me thought the tickets were “too expensive.” And I’ve regretted it ever since. Because how many more chances would I get to see Björk perform live?

    Then on a Sunday morning in early October, I got a message from a listener named Jose... that changed everything.

    In this episode, I’ll share my pilgrimage to Reykjavik for the second Björk Orkestral show. I’ll describe the places from Björk's life and career that I visited, how these places helped me to better understand and appreciate her music… And, most importantly, I’ll give you a full recap of her performance with the Hamrahlið Choir at Harpa. I even got to interview a few members of the choir, so be sure to listen to the end to hear what it’s like to perform with Björk.



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    • 39 min
    Bjork's gloriously weird music videos (with Isobel)

    Bjork's gloriously weird music videos (with Isobel)

    I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Björk has elevated the music video to an art form. She was experimenting with AR filters before Instagram. She was making robots fall in love before Westworld. And as I mentioned in the last episode, one of her music videos was specifically commissioned by a modern art museum. 

    In this episode Isobel (creator of the Björk fan page @mynameisobelpage) and I will talk about ten videos you should watch — or rewatch — and why.

    I also had some listeners reach out about their favorite music videos, and I included three of them. They have some great analysis that I want you to hear.

    And by the end of the episode, you’ll see how Björk made the music video... an art form.



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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

pink echoes ,

bjork 101 and then some and then some more

So, I don't have friends who count themselves as bjork fans, so finding this podcast gives me a place to Bjork-out thanks to like minded people such as the host!! If you can't get enough of Bjork, this podcast offers new dimensions of understanding into her body of work. Or, if you're new to Bjork, this is a cool way to learn about this fascinating woman! The podcast its self feels nicely organized and paced. I like the editing here too: the duration of audio samples is always appropriate, and there's a steady focus on a topic that allows for ideas/points to come to a fulfilling completion.

ntscheu ,

Insightful exploration

I look forward to every episode of this podcast. The host is so insightful in her analysis of bjork’s music, and I’ve enjoyed her interviews as well. I really appreciate this deep dive into a brilliant artist and would recommend this to any music fan, regardless of your preconceived opinions about Bjork ;)

Dagmarette ,

New to Bjork and her music

I think this podcast is a great introduction and exploration of Bjork and her music. As someone who knows of her but nothing about her, this podcast has changed that for me. It helped me to understand her music and appreciate her talent and contribution to pioneering the industry forward.

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