Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Björk - Live @ Later...With Jools Holland, London, England, UK, Tuesday, May, 22nd (22-05-2018) - [AAC-M4A]


AAC-M4A download link: - http://www.mediafire.com/file/yzyensxesbvzh43/ - Björk:
Utopia:
Live @ Later...With Jools Holland,
London, England, UK, Tuesday, May, 22nd (22-05-2018)

Setlist:

01. Courtship (björk intro playing flute) (22-05-2018)
02. The Anchor Song (22-05-2018)

björk, brings flutes/flutists and flora to her first TV performance in 8 years !! mesmerising, opulent and beautiful. show review:

who would have guessed that björk’s performance tonight on later…with jools holland marked her first television appearance in eight years !! after all, the gorgeous 52 year old icelandic/nordic singer has released three studio albums in that time 2011’s 'biophilia', 2015’s 'vulnicura', and last year’s 'utopia' so you’d think she would have popped up on TV somewhere in there.

no matter. björk, was in fine form on the small screen, bringing her latest artful stage show to life with utopia’s “courtship” along with “the anchor song” from 1993’s 'debut'. both performances saw björk, accompanied by a woodwind section, including a choir of flutists. if you recall, björk previously expressed interest in releasing a live version of 'utopia' featuring more flutes, and this was a pretty mesmerizing preview.

björk, performed on television for the first time in eight years on the may, 22nd episode of later…with jools holland. reminiscent of a gathering of woodland nymphs on a leafy set, björk, started on stage with her and her flutists playing a flute intro to 'courtship' wearing a beautiful 2-layer rubber costume with her japanese in style jet black 'utopia' album cover wig/hairdo with a very high-cut fringe that accompanied her vagina facepiece. and she wore an elaborate vagina facepiece mask, headpiece made by james merry, and she was joined by costumed flutists for versions of “courtship” (from 2017’s excellent utopia) and “the anchor song” (from 1993’s debut)

björk, is gearing up for sets at "all points east" in london and "primavera sound" in barcelona over the next couple of weeks. her EP of remixes comes out on “slug genitalia colored” 12? vinyl on friday (5/25), complete with a cover image of a slug sculpted by visual artist and frequent collaborator jesse kanda.

björk, doesn't so much perform on a stage "she inhabits a space".

if you've never had the opportunity to witness her live, it's worth watching the concert films that surround her thoughtfully curated tours. she transforms the stage and employs musicians that are sympathetic to both the records and her broader vision for them, whether the sparse and white set for vespertine live with matmos, and harpist zeena parkins, the dayglo-rich 'voltaïc' featuring horns, lots of forward-thinking electronics and frenzied drummers; and the cosmic 'biophilia' live with a female choir.

this time, the icelandic composer brought her flute orchestra to later...with jools holland, her first television performance since performing "cosmogony" on 'the colbert report' in 2012. surrounded by voluminous flora and what can only be described as a 'vagina' they perform "courtship" from last year's 'Utopia' and a stunning version of "the anchor song," originally released on 'debut' in 1993. the latter, in particular, makes incredible use of the song's space, with a flute arrangement that blooms in and out of björk's oceanic meditations on home.

with a set constructed to give the appearance of an artificial 'utopia' paradise, the icelandic artist shared the stage with the flute septet viibra, london-based composer manu delago, on percussion and icelandic producer bergur Þórisson, on the electronics.

björk, turned the jools holland stage into a gorgeous oasis, surrounded by vegetation, the usually bare space looked like paradise. (I was big into tumblr as a teen, so naturally this aesthetic is like catnip to me.)

björk, played flute during 'utopia's' "courtship". pieces of the set also looked like they were pulled straight from 'utopia'. björk, is about to release her 'arisen my senses' EP, which includes excellent remixes from Jlin, and kelly lee owens, it is going to be released on "slug genitalia covered vinyl", because what else would you expect?

audio source: https://www.youtube.com/user/bbcintroducing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/music - https://www.facebook.com/BBCMusic/ - https://twitter.com/bbcmusic - https://www.instagram.com/bbcmusic/ - https://www.bbc.com/introducing

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Björk - Musiqueplus Interview, @ Montréal, Canada, (1997) - [AAC-M4A]


AAC-M4A download link: - http://www.mediafire.com/file/tgrx7mzyynxe9p1/ - Björk - Musiqueplus Interview, @ Montréal, Canada, (1997)

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Björk - Live @ Háskólabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland, April, 12th (12-04-2018) [Partial] - [AAC-M4A]










AAC-M4A download link: - http://www.mediafire.com/file/bwtw3wp82tq7zmi/ - Björk:
Utopia: 2nd Dress Rehearsal:
Live @ Háskólabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland,
April, 12th (12-04-2018) [Partial]

Setlist:

01. The Gate
02. Arisen My Senses
03. Blissing Me
04. Utopia *
05. Thunderbolt
06. Courtship
07. Features Creatures
08. Tabula Rasa
09. Saint
10. Pleasure Is All Mine
11. Losss
12. Sue Me
13. Notget
Encores:
14. Paradisia
15. The Anchor Song

2nd 'utopia' dress rehearsal show of 2018 !! show review:

Utopia Found: Björk’s Lush New Live Show Reviewed


It’s hard to find the words to express how one feels after seeing Björk perform, and I’m certainly not the only who feels this way. When she walks out on stage, her presence has a way of slapping a big smile onto your face. The experience of Björk’s second and final “dress rehearsal” show in Iceland for her upcoming ‘Utopia’ tour was no exception. We were invited into her Utopian audio-visual spectacle that was a complete immersion of the senses into her world; a place that radiated with beauty, softness, and femininity.


[Technicolour jungle]

When myself and about a thousand others entered the Háskólabíó theatre, we drew a collective breath when the stage came into view. Giant flowers and foliage sprouted from the floor and hung from the ceiling, like a window into an overgrown rainforest. In the centre was a tall cylindrical structure covered in what looked like feathers. Or maybe reeds. Or maybe leaves. Whatever they were, they were dancing in a breeze as we quickly shuffled to our seats, soaking it all in to a soundtrack of birdsong. The stage was a wild jungle in shades of pink, red, gold, and lush green. This was indeed a place where everything looked perfect–an evolution of Utopia.


[Revolving vagina]

The show began when the stage centrepiece revolved towards us, revealing Björk, and Viibra—her seven-part flute ensemble—and an oversized orchid sculpture that had a very strong resemblance to a vagina. ‘Utopia,’ as an album, delves deeply into the topics of sex, gender, motherhood and femininity, so it was no surprise to see that this phallic flower as the focal point for the eight performers. To their left was Björk’s regular percussionist Manu Delago, and to their right, the album’s engineer, Bergur Þórisson, on beats and backing tracks.

“Each beat was met with an explosively blooming flower on the screen above.”
All the performers wore floral, slightly alien “orchid_bone_fungus” headpieces, as their designer James Merry has referred to them. Björk wore a red insect-inspired dress by the extraordinary designer Kaimin, while the septet wore peach tunics and tights by the talented trio threeASFOUR. Together, they looked like a masked tribe emerging through the fog of a lost island paradise.


[Nymph-like flautists]

As the soothing opening sounds of “The Gate” rang out, we were warmly welcomed with the lyrics “I care for you, care for you” as a crystallised VR Björk-apparition fluttered and flickered over the screen above. Her perfectly choreographed nymph-like flautists danced in unison as their instruments sparkled under the stage lights.

“The majority of us had our mouths open in awe.”
“Arisen My Senses” came next, and was a real highlight. Accompanied by harpist Katie Buckley, each beat was met with an explosively blooming flower on the screen above. I couldn’t help but look around to see the reactions of the audience around me and sure enough, the majority of us had our mouths open in awe.


With ‘Utopia’ being performed almost in its entirety, back-catalogue songs “Thunderbolt,” “Pleasure is All Mine” and the Icelandic version of “Anchor Song” were also included. The hour-and-a-half-long set took us through the emotional gauntlet, beginning with the joyful themes of love and rebirth, segueing into anger and loss in the middle, and concluding with a sense of warmth and comfort to be home.

It was a night where Björk celebrated love, femininity and the idea of ‘Utopia’—and we celebrated with her. https://grapevine.is/ - https://grapevine.is/culture/music/2018/04/18/utopia-found-bjorks-lush-new-live-show-reviewed/

update : april 12 is now sold out so we have decided to add one more dress rehearsal on april 9 . tickets will be available on march 19 !

björk will be unveiling the new phase of her live evolution in iceland on april 9 & 12 with a special stage rehearsal at the háskólabío theater in reykjavik . this special performance will afford a unique opportunity to see the evolution of utopia as a live entity , as it precedes the commencement of this year's utopia world tour , which will build on the onstage elements unveiled at the iceland show . tickets for april 9 will be available tomorrow in very limited numbers .

thank you icelanders for attending our utopian dress rehearsal : looking forward to this ! - https://www.facebook.com/bjork

photo : Santiago Felipe
dress : KAIMIN
headpiece : James Merry
makeup : Hungry

[poor snippet mixed audio] snippet/partial footage courtesy of instagram users.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Björk - Live @ Háskólabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland, April, 9th (09-04-2018) [Alexander Prism] - [AAC-M4A]








AAC-M4A download link: - http://www.mediafire.com/file/kov3s5a7n44b4dx/ Björk:
Utopia: Dress Rehearsal:
Live @ Háskólabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland,
April, 9th (09-04-2018) [Alexander Prism]

Setlist:

01. Arisen My Senses *
02. Utopia *
03. The Gate *
04. Blissing Me
05. Thunderbolt *
06. Courtship *
07. Features Creatures
08. Tabula Rasa
09. Saint *
10. Pleasure Is All Mine
11. Losss *
12. Sue Me *
13. Notget
Encores:
14. Paradisia
15. Future Forever
16. The Anchor Song *

first 'utopia' dress rehearsal show of 2018 !! show review:

björk unveiled her ‘Utopia’ show at the 1000-seat Háskólabíó venue in Reykjavík last night. The concert was announced as a “dress rehearsal” for the coming tour, but no such qualification was needed: it was a slick, arena-ready live presentation, with lavish sound, staging, choreography and visuals. After the anthemic opener “Arisen My Senses,” a masked flute septet emerged from a rotating nest of feathers with an orchid-genetalia centrepiece. They moved in flowing unison around a pastel-coloured stage set, in front of a rippling video backdrop of flowers and natural/digital VR and 3D animated forms.

The ‘Utopia’ album was performed almost in full, with the addition of ‘Biophilia’ track “Thunderbolt,” ‘Medulla’ track “The Pleasure is All Mine,” and an encore of “Notget” and an Icelandic-language version of “The Anchor Song.” Some of the newer tracks were reworked, including an impressively beat-augmented version of “Blissing Me.” The full ensemble included Katie Buckley on harp, Manu Delago on percussion, and the album’s engineer Bergur Þórisson on backing tracks and beats. Björk flitted around the stage dressed in an insect-inspired red dress that turned iridescent when it caught the light.

It was an immersive live experience with a lush and organic atmosphere that fleshed out the rich sonic and visual world of the ‘Utopia’ album.

There’s one more Reykjavík performance this coming Thursday, then the tour will travel around Europe, including dates at the All Points East, Northside and Primavera Sound festivals. https://grapevine.is/ https://grapevine.is/culture/music/2018/04/10/photos-bjork-previews-utopia-live-show-in-reykjavik/

dress rehearsal for utopia tour in iceland

update : april 12 is now sold out so we have decided to add one more dress rehearsal on april 9 . tickets will be available on march 19 !

björk will be unveiling the new phase of her live evolution in iceland on april 9 & 12 with a special stage rehearsal at the háskólabío theater in reykjavik . this special performance will afford a unique opportunity to see the evolution of utopia as a live entity , as it precedes the commencement of this year's utopia world tour , which will build on the onstage elements unveiled at the iceland show . tickets for april 9 will be available tomorrow in very limited numbers .

thank you icelanders for attending our utopian dress rehearsal : looking forward to this ! - https://www.facebook.com/bjork

photo : Santiago Felipe
dress : KAIMIN
headpiece : James Merry
makeup : Hungry

snippet/partial footage courtesy of instagram users:
@muminreykjavik
@giggoers
@ppeperronni
@anna_gordiichuk
@windycitydolfo

audio courtesy of alexander prism.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC62p5Ct63SbMAEv2wWmfA1w

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Sykurmolarnir - Interviewed On Life's Too Good, @ Viðtal, 1919 Station 2, Iceland, (1988) - [AAC-M4A]

AAC-M4A download link: - http://www.mediafire.com/file/xxzk13zehbpmrqy/ - Sykurmolarnir/The Sugarcubes:
Interviewed On Life's Too Good, @ Viðtal, 1919 Station 2, Iceland,
(1988)

Tracklist:

01. Sykurmolarnir - Interviewed On Life's Too Good, @ Viðtal, 1919 Station 2, Iceland, (1988)

info: sykurmolarnir/the sugarcubes, interviewed in the episode 1919 @ Station 2, about the same time as their first album, 'life's too good' appeared in bretalandi. orignial 720p rare footage is courtesy of - magnus axelsson. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1h_FqXxBWt9tvGmgwA0CmA - https://plus.google.com/u/0/103614252794606464842 

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

easter, pascha, resurrection sunday, (30 AD)

easter, also called pascha. (greek/latin) or resurrection sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of jesus, from the dead, described in the new testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the romans at calvary c. 30 AD. it is the culmination of the passion of jesus, jesus, (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30 / 33), also referred to as jesus of nazareth, and jesus christ, was a first-century jewish preacher and religious leader. he is the central figure of christianity. most christians believe him to be the incarnation of god the son and the awaited messiah (christ) prophesied in the old testament. happy easter '18 , www.folk's : growth !! all the best x , truly fertile warmthness , soulwarmth & gratitudes !! with generosity and emotion , birchness ... http://gudmundsdottirbjork.blogspot.co.uk/ - https://www.facebook.com/bjorkalicious/

Monday, 19 March 2018

Björk - Vespertine Press Conference, Paris, France, August, 21st (21-08-2001) - [AAC-M4A]

AAC-M4A download link: - http://www.mediafire.com/file/j8ov5k2uy3a76hq/ Björk:
Vespertine:
Press Conference, Paris, France,
21st August, (21-08-2001)

Tracklist:

01. Björk, Vespertine, Press Conference, Paris, France, 21st August, (21-08-2001) 

runtime [1:20:33] [poor audio sound]

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