Bjork: Biography

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Iceland-born musician, Bjork

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Debut, released in 1993 on Elektra Records
Summary: This is Bjork's first solo release after her former band, The Sugarcubes, broke up. One of the album's songs, "There's More to Life Than This," was recorded in the bathroom at a nightclub.

Post, released in 1995 on Elektra Records
Summary: Hailed as an improvement on her hit first album, Post is a bit less restrained than its predecessor, Debut. Bjork got production help from Nellee Hooper and Tricky on this effort.

Homogenic, released in 1997 on Elektra Records
Summary: Electronic sounds and the Icelandic String Octet complement Bjork on her comparatively calm third offering. It's a collection of traditional songs from Iceland translated into English and arranged by Mark Bell, Howie B, and Bjork. Homogenic is the first album that Bjork actively produced.

Selmasongs, released in 2000 on Elektra Records
Summary: Selmasongs is the soundtrack to the movie Dancer in the Dark. All of the tracks were written by Bjork — some of them with the assistance of the movie's director, Lars von Trier. Bjork sings along with Catherine Deneuve and Thom Yorke.

Vespertine, released in 2001 on Elektra Records
Summary: Vespertine is Bjork's 4th solo album. Bjork worked on the music with Jake Davies and Marius de Vries in Iceland. Bjork later set up camp in New York and started work in a loft with harp player Zeena Parkins.

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