Now Playing. Björk - Post. Her major breakthrough. While most people I knew liked “Human Behavior”, they didn’t buy “Debut”. Different story with this record. Once her cover of “It’s Oh So Quiet” came out, it just exploded. And the video from Spike Jonze didn’t hurt a thing either. I first heard “Army of Me” off of the “Tank Girl” soundtrack, two months ahead of Post’s release. I remember thinking it was such a cool and badass sounding song. There are no duds on this. I played “HyperBallad” and “Enjoy” on repeat so much. The strings on “Isobel” are gorgeous. This time around listening to it, I fell way more in love with “Headphones”. I can’t argue with the critics and public who say this is her best album. It may be. It still sounds so daring, fresh and accessible. One of the best albums of all time really.
The album is a fine fusion of tropes from Yagya's earlier albums, features jazz instrumentalists that improvise beautiful melodies over monotonic, almost drone-like, techno beats and also uses live recordings of Japanese vocals, saxophone and guitar to counter the repetitiveness of the rhythms.
Right from the rolling bliss of the opener, you're suspended in a womb like pillow of sound that is soft, warm and serenely beautiful. As tracks roll on, the pace stays the same but themes vary from upright and summery to more elongated and insular. This is natural, organic dub that is a delight and a pleasure to listen to.
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