Selmasongs: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack 'Dancer in the Dark' is the first soundtrack album by Icelandic musician Björk. It was released on September 18, 2000, by One Little Indian Records to promote and accompany the film Dancer in the Dark. In the film Björk starred as Selma Ježková, a Czech immigrant who has moved to the United States. The album features classical arrangements, as well as melodies and beats composed of sounds from mundane objects, such as factory machines and trains.
With each album since the beginning of her solo career, Björk has shattered expectations. On 1993's Debut, she got off the Sugarcubes, trading spazzy, upbeat pop and the embarrassing hollered catchphrases of Einar Orn Benediktsson for a slightly more laidback songwriting approach. On 1995's Post, she soldered previously unimaginable electronic sounds to massive orchestras, creating an album of intense emotion and wild diversity. Given Björk's past reputation for burning pop rulebooks, Selmasongs should expand on her disregard for traditional song structures, and challenge listeners with inventive sounds and unconventional uses of new technology.
Released September 18, 2000. Selmasongs: Music from the Motion Picture ‘Dancer in the Dark’ Tracklist. The songs on this album were written for Lars von Trier’s 2000 musical tragedy Dancer in the Dark. Selmasongs: Music from the Motion Picture ‘Dancer in the Dark’ Q&A.
Listen free to Björk – Selmasongs (Overture, Cvalda and more). The soundtrack of a movie so emotional and moving, Björk has sworn off of acting ever again, making this all the more special.
Selmasongs: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack 'Dancer in the Dark' is the first soundtrack album by Icelandic musician Björk.
By: Björk (2000, Electronic). Army Of Me Remixes And Covers by Björk. Biophilia Live by Björk. Homogenic Live by Björk. Livebox Sampler by Björk. View all albums . Selmasongs. By: Björk (2000, Electronic).
Dancer in the Dark was my first exposure to Björk, my high school marching band performed the overture as part of a band routine (seriously, the director did not watch the movie beforehand. Divorced from its source material, I was utterly spellbound with the music. It was a melodic line like no other, these horns that sounded both triumphant and utterly defeated. I was so intrigued that I immediately watched the movie. Like most teens in the 2000s, I knew Björk from her Swan Dress.