The album was later reissued to include the third single "Play Dead", taken from the soundtrack of The Young Americans, which became her first top 20 single on BPI charts. In 2004, Björk released her fifth studio album, titled Medúlla, composed almost entirely using human voices and sounds. Its first promotional single, "Oceania", was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee for the 2004 Summer Olympics and debuted at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens.
lat. medulla, moelle). Partie centrale de certains organes (par oppositon. Trois ans après Vespertine, Björk sort son très attendu nouvel album sous le nom de Medúlla. L’album, purement vocal, a été entièrement composé a cappella. Björk s’est entourée pour l’occasion de beatboxers - le japonais Dokaka, Rahzel et Shlomo - et de chanteurs prestigieux - Mike Patton, Robert Wyatt, Gregory Purnhagen, Tanya Tagaq - ainsi que des choeurs islandais et londoniens.
The album is about voices. I want to get away from instruments and electronics, which was the world of my last album, Vespertine. I want to see what can be done with the entire emotional range of the human voice – a single voice, a chorus, trained voices, pop voices, folk voices, strange voices. Not just melodies but everything else, every noise that a throat makes. The New Yorker, 30 August 2004. Then I got drunk – surprise !- with my artist friend Gabriela and she came up with the title Medúlla. Not just you’re bone marrow, but marrow in the kidneys and marrow in your hair, too. It’s about getting to the essence of something. And with this album being all vocals, that made sense. I just got really bored with instruments. I started doing everything with my voice.
Label: Elite Music – YT-1073, Elite Music – YT-1074 Type: 2 x CD, Album, HDCD, Unofficial Release Country: Asia Date of released: 2004 Category: Electronic, Pop Style: Modern Classical, Experimental.
sculpting an album out of almost nothing but singing and vocal samples. The album's title and concept refer to the purest essence of something, and Medúlla explores both the ritual power of the human voice and some of the most essential themes of Björk's music in a way that's both primal and elaborate.
Modifier l'album Reporter une erreur. Rock Exp�rimental Björk. Liste des groupes Rock Expérimental Björk Medúlla. ajouter les paroles de l'album. Ajouter un fichier audio. Nom de l'album Medúlla. Date de parution 31 Août 2004. Labels One Little Indian. Style MusicalRock Expérimental. Membres possèdant cet album2. 1. Pleasure is All Mine. 2. Show me Forgiveness. 3. Where is the Line.
The Best Mixes from the Album - Debut.
Medulla (her fifth album, and first since 2001's imperfect, introspective Vespertine) presents no set of ideas more compelling than those concerning its creator, her whims and impressions. That it's her a cappella record is just an interesting bonus, as it's no more or less "her" than any of her records. Ironically, the sound of Björk "getting to the essence" of herself is more dependent on outside musicians than usual.