|Old B-side/Rarity News
August 11, 2008
Rumors of Björk
and Radiohead's Thom Yorke recording a song entitled Nattura are
confirmed by "Björk's
camp." Read more at Pitchfork. See also the
Icelandic website detailing the environmental cause this song is
championing: Nattura.info. The single
is to be released October 20 of this year.
Thanks to Jocelyn, pitchfork,
and the bjork.com
4um for infos
August 10, 2008
performed at the International Forum 2008, in Zaragoza, Spain with Toumani
Diabaté and his band. She performed Hope
and what sounded like an improvised song with English words and some of her
characteristic gibberish. Some
fans speculate that this is the mysterious song hinted at in the podcast
#1 (see 1:35-2:00). The
Björk forum has dubbed this new song Softly,
because of the same word sung in the podcast and and at the beginning of
if one attempts
one will eventually elevate above all struggle
above this nuisance
will be sensational
one steadfastly attempts
and reflects all community
and insists on one at a time
one will eventually
elevate above all struggle
above daily nuisance
with the sensational
will all things (gibberish)
You can view the performance on YouTube
Links and sources: JaimieH and ekkert for
some lyrics, Bjork.com
4um thread with reviews and pictures and more links.
June 13, 2008
Will Damian Taylor, member of Bjork's live
Volta band, make an album with Bjork soon? An article at sonicstate.com
says, "Mainly, though, he's
very excited about working with Björk in the studio again to further
develop and explore the methods and lessons they learned from these new
instruments in her live shows."
his website confirms that he is
currently working on Bjork's next album with her.
September 1, 2007
On August 23, 2007, at Björk's concert in
Nîmes, the brass girls played a new song as they and Björk walked onto the stage. Most people at the concert didn't hear it because they were cheering so much.
It segueys into Innocence.
The song is a traditional Icelandic tune
called Brennið Þið Vitar. Björk has mentioned it in the past as
having influenced her arrangement for Where is the Line.
You can listen to the song on Youtube.
sources: tour blog, youtube,
qna, bjork.com 4um,
August 12, 2007
Last year I overlooked a major event! In December 2005, Icelandic artist
GKO (aka Godkrist, aka Gulli) released his album, Densetime, which included songs Patre and
are two of the "lost" Elger Sisters songs Björk and Gulli recorded 1984-1986 on an 11 song demo tape. Three of the
songs, Glóra, Stígðu Mig, and Síðasta Ég were released as Debut
is sung by Björk and a poem read over the top. I believe Zontal is
instrumental with a poem read over it but I have not been able to find a
copy of this release to listen to for myself. For more information see wikipedia
where you can even listen to Zontal and Patre (which is
labeled as Densetime).
June 19, 2007
Other than Trance,
some new songs perhaps exist or will exist in the future! This is all
speculation of course:
1. According to the NY Times, when
Bjork and Toumani Diabate got together to collaborate in Mali, "he played and she sang, trying lyrics she had brought until the syllables fit and they had a few songs. She chose Hope and handed another one to him.
She said, ‘Take this and use it any way you like."
2. When Timbaland and Bjork worked
together, they created up to seven songs. Three made it to Volta. Perhaps
the other four will surface someday?
3. Upon viewing the iTunes Bjork podcast
#1, there is a bit of a song played at 1:30. Some say it sounds like Hope,
yet it is a bit different too.
4. The myspace profile, itishardtofindabandname,
has another "song" called "work in progress." Not
sounding like anything on Volta, perhaps it will surface as a B-side?
Sources: bjork.fr, hyperinsane, martin
June 5, 2007
Anticipation for Bjork's new album, Volta,
produced many rumors before it was released. Most of the rumors were either
proved true or false when the album was heard by all. One remains a mystery.
What of this mysterious song Trance?
Perhaps it was renamed and is part of the album now. Or, perhaps it will
reappear as a future Bside? One can only wonder.
Thanks to JamieH
March 20, 2007
Bjork made an appearance at Baron, a small
elite club in Paris March 14. She, along with musician Mattias Mimoun on
piano, performed a casual cover of techno band 2 Unlimited's song, No Limit.
March 16, 2007
An interview with Bjork and Meredith Monk
is broadcast on Counterstream
radio today. In the past Bjork has covered Meredith Monk's song, Gotham
Lullabye in concerts.
source: bjork.com 4um
March 13, 2007
Bjork will finally release her cover of
Joni Mitchell's The Boho Dance on the album A Tribute to Joni
Mitchell. Recorded way back in 1999/2000 It is set for release on April 24, 2007 by Nonesuch
Records. (shhhh its already leaked
on you tube).
January 28, 2007
Rumors! Along with confirmed info of
Bjork's new album and appearance at festivals also comes a myriad of
One, is that Bjork will make a guest
appearance on Timbaland's own album scheduled to be released in March. (Billboard)
(edit: this proved false)
Two, is that Bjork will make a guest
appearance on Valgeir's album to be released in May. (Thanks
tomek77) (edit: this proved false)
Lets hope these are more than just rumors
and we can all get our ears on more Bjork goodies!
December 23, 2006
A rumor is resurrected: A number or years
ago (I forget how many now), Bjork was rumored to have recorded Boho
Dance, a Joni Mitchell cover. Like so many of her collaborations and
experiments however the song never emerged.
both report a Joni Mitchell tribute album will be released in the spring and
give a track list.
Free Man in Paris - Sufjan Stevens
Boho Dance - Bjork
Dreamland - Caetano Veloso
Don't Interrupt the Sorrow - Brad Mehldau
For the Roses - Cassandra Wilson
A Case of U - Prince
Blue - Sarah McLachlan
Ladies of the Canyon - Annie Lennox
Magdalena Laundries - Emmylou Harris
Edith and the Kingpin - Elvis Costello
Help Me - k.d. lang
River - James Taylor
I hope the rumor is true this time! It
would make an exciting birthday present to myself.
Thank you to the Bjork.com
4um and neemer5
July 2, 2006
On the release of the Surrounded boxset,
the Drawing Restraint 9 DVD contains a bonus track, Petrolatum, which
was not included in the original release. You can purchase the boxset from One
May 30, 2006
update on Anna and the Moods from Hilmar Sigurðsson
November 9, 2005
On November 6, Bjork appeared in honor of Meredith Monk's forty year career at Carnegie hall in New York.
Bjork, along with Zeena Parkins on harp, performed Gotham Lullaby.
gig was supposedly recorded but nothing has surfaced to my knowledge.
September 28, 2005
Bjork contributed a song to Gabriella's new album Tetralogia rumored to be a bonus CD at the 2005 Venezia festival. Gabriella has worked with Bjork in the past on the
Family Tree box set and Where is the Line video. The song, North, has samples from the making of
Some tracks from the album:
North: Bjork Gudmundsdottir et Erna Omarsdottir
South: Borgar Thor Magnason - upright bass
East: Aureloe Charneux - clarinette et contrebasse
West: Jonas Sen - piano
thank you to Freddy, .::instrumentale::. and Jocelyn for info
July 28, 2005
The Drawing Restraint 9 soundtrack, a collaboration between Bj�rk and Matthew Barney, was released July 25. You can buy it at One Little Indian.
Nameless, a song that was previously only sung live during Bjork's greatest hits tour in 2003, is released on the soundtrack as
March 12, 2005
The Brodsky Quartet has included a recording of their collaboration with Bjork in the song
I've Seen It All on their new album Mood Swings. This song has also been released on Bjork's
Family Tree album.
The album can be purchased in the UK and on the quartet's online store.
In other news, Bjork.com has announced the track list of the upcoming Army of Me charity album.