Björk – I’ve Seen It All

Back in the oughts I furiously consumed movies. I loved filmmaking and cinematography. I'd even watch extremely depressing fair like Dancer in the Dark. This is one of the many beautiful sections of that movie, and basically a music video.

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12 thoughts on “Björk – I’ve Seen It All”

  1. I've never seen the movie*, but the version of this song on the companion album, Selmasongs was a duet with Thom Yorke.
    Will Oldham covered the song on the covers EP, Ask Forgiveness:
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtAJUbIVd8c

    *Given that I've since watched Van Trier's Dogville and read enough reviews of his movies, I'm not expecting to.

  2. Okay, I have a rather ugly confession to make. I don't like Björk's music. At all. I've tried a number of times, and I just can't get into it. I even own Volta (dollar store pickup - just enough of a novelty to find Björk in a dollar store that I had to pull the trigger), but the only part I like about that is Antony's parts.

    I don't think it's the voice, because I've come around quite a bit on Joanna Newsom. I just... don't get it.

      1. I'm with Nibs here. And sorry It's Oh So Quiet is on top of the list of reasons why.

          1. It's a novelty cut. A cover of an old song done in period style.
            She had a whole album, Gling-glo of things like these in Icelandic between the breakup of the Sugarcubes and Debut.

            Speaking of, Sugarcubes:
            httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5fAWpv_axs

    1. Volta is not good, the start of her steep decline, the best part of that album is the first duet with Antony.

      Try these, (presented chronologically):
      Hyper-ballad. (I'd link to the video, but it's a fade-out edit and subtly different vocal take and mix than the album (why?). This live-in-studio version is the best.)
      httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwHxXiJXY4

      Jóga
      httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BSMcVRgloY

      Pagan Poetry (NSFW, but artistically)
      httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqF8_UcUQdQ

      Triumph of a Heart (listen and look for Rahzel, Mike Patton, and Tagaq (I can't remember if they're in the video version or even the album version))
      httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoP-YTjN7PA

      "Desired Constellation" is probably my favorite song of hers that was never a single:
      httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn2hPz21q4Q

  3. After BJHess mentioned HS in the next video's introduction, I feel compelled to mention that my second* batch of Senior Pictures were shot listening to Post. The photog asked me to write down her name and the album because he wanted to buy it.

    *the first ones did not turn out, I was not comfortable at their studio. It was the upstart photog haus in NU, and relatives of Mom's friends or co-workers or something. There was country music playing. (This is 1995, go listen to the top 40 country tunes that year if you dare. I didn't notice that "Good Country" was not an oxymoron for many years.) I didn't have fun, I didn't wear the clothes I wanted to, and I didn't look like me. Second set: longstanding photog in town who I clicked with instantly, my rainbow tie-died tee and Champion sweatshirt (and something more formal), and some goofy poses including one that I actually used as one of my four "choices".

      1. It might take a while. In the interim, here's a picture of me in the shirt maybe two years later. I've only worn the Horseshoe moustache a few times, but this was one of them.

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