Björk - kiss me - greatest hits '98 - Björk: Utopia Album Review | Pitchfork


It's quite astonishing how precisely Björk is able to render this landscape only through sounds on "Blissing Me." It's delicate and airy (like, the most consistently prominent instrument is a harp), but its underlying energy and mid-song build speak to the powerful femme energy at its centre. More than anything, "Blissing Me" provides a peaceful oasis of calm; so stop what you're doing for five minutes and plug in, because it'll make you feel amazing.

It’s easier to create a utopia in isolation. If only we didn’t have this misbegotten, biologic desire to welcome someone else into our world. Another person? With me right now? I’m good, thanks. Yet most of us persist in this welcoming, an act that requires so much patience, compassion, and sacrifice because we believe that by co-organizing a perfect world for two, we might come closer to knowing love. Add to this small world a child and it seems like a miracle—a small paradise immune to the horrors outside of it. “If you feel this world is not heading the right way,” Björk said recently, “you have to be DIY and make a little fortress.” It’s within this matriarchal frame that Björk and her co-producer Alejandro Ghersi (aka Arca ) created the challenging album Utopia. It’s a long, skittering discovery of googly-eyed romance, a rebuke of the violence inherited by men, and a generous offering of love song after love song, rendered musically with unerring elegance and passion.


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