Dancer in the Dark (Danish: Danser i mørket) is a 2000 musical melodrama film directed by Lars von Trier. Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Cara Seymour, Peter Stormare, Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Joel Grey also star.
In 1990 she provided background vocals on Gums, an album by a band called Bless. In the same year, she recorded Gling-Gló, a collection of popular jazz and original work, with the jazz group Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar, which as of 2011 was still her best-selling album in her home country 1997–2003: Homogenic, Dancer in the Dark and Vespertine. Björk performing at Ruisrock, Turku, Finland (1998). Björk left London for Spain where she recorded the album Homogenic, released in 1997. It marked a dramatic shift from her earlier "pixie" image, cultivated on the Debut and Post albums. Björk worked with producers Mark Bell of LFO and Howie B on the album, as well as Eumir Deodato; numerous remixes followed.
This album is the soundtrack to the movie Bjork made called "Dancer in the Dark". The movie was styled like a musical and was extremely emotional and sad. The music on this album however is a joy! From the beginning which starts with an instrumental, "Overture", which is a wonderful combination of stringed instruments, wood winds, and a little brass. There really is not one bad song on this album (the rest all have vocals by the way)
3. dancer in the dark (lars von trier, 2000). Dancer in the Dark (1999) dir. Lars von Trier. This isn’t the last song, there’s no violin, the choir is quiet, and no one takes a spin, this is the next to last song, and that’s all.
Bjork has crafted an album that is both intimate and theatrical, innovative, but tied to tradition. Though Selmasongs paints a portrait of a woman losing her sight, it maintains Bjork's unique vision perfectly. Selmasongs contains rework songs from the Lars Von Trier movie Dancer In The Dark. And some of the CD versions are weaker than the movieSelmasongs contains rework songs from the Lars Von Trier movie Dancer In The Dark. And some of the CD versions are weaker than the movie versions. For example I can't explain this version of Scatterheart, the movie version was way more touching. But it's still a great piece. Overature is a masterpiece and 107 Steps, one of the most creative song in Björk's discography. 0 of 0 users found this helpful.
Despite Bjork's almost insufferable over-acting (I think this was her first and last movie role), Dancer In The Dark is good film, in spite of the difficult and controversial subject of the death penalty. As for Bjork's music included on the OSB, it's definitely worth your while to lend an attentive ear, in case you liked her Debut album. Selmasongs is thus not a proper studio album but a soundtrack, and a short one at that. The mere 32 minute running time is these days more an EP than a real album. Despite the odd circumstances which bore these seven tracks, there were some pretty decent songs here. She seemed to be transitioning here from the mixed bag of Homogenic to the more fully realized songwriting she would do on Vespertine.