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Ice-String Tribute To Bjork CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60489981
UPC: 027297858725
UPC 14: 00027297858725
Release Date: 7/31/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. All Is Full Of Love ~ Various Artists
2. Joga ~ Various Artists
3. Army Of Me ~ Various Artists
4. Venus As A Boy ~ Various Artists
5. Bachelorette ~ Various Artists
6. Come To Me ~ Various Artists
7. Hunter ~ Various Artists
8. You've Been Flirting Again ~ Various Artists
9. Human Behavior ~ Various Artists
10. Big Time Sensuality ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Performers: Pam Jacobson, J'anna Jacoby, Eric Gorfain (violin); Tom Tally (viola); Steve Velez, Richard Dodd (cello); Fred Charlton (bass).
Muze PNote Producers: Jim McMillen, Karel Marik, Milos "Dodo" Dolezal, Eric Gorfain.
Muze PNote Tributee: Bj?rk.
Muze PNote Personnel: J'Anna Jacoby, Pamela Jacobson, Eric Gorfain (violin); Tom Tally (viola); Richard Dodd, Steve Velez (cello).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Eric Gorfain.
Muze PNote Recording information: Studio Hacienda.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Eric Gorfain; Jim McMillen; Richard Dodd.
Muze PNote Ice is an instrumental tribute to the music of Bj?rk. It features ten tracks culled from the Icelandic performer's post-Sugarcubes output, focusing specifically on material from Debut, Post, and Homogenic. What's remarkable -- or perhaps unremarkable -- is the ease with which many of these songs are translated to violin, viola, cello, and bass. Bj?rk is one of the few artists working successfully within the increasingly narrow parameters of popular music while accessing multiple genres and influences. This means that her music is as likely to feature drum programming as it is a full section of reeds. That said, Homogenic's "Joga" appears here, stripped of the stippling drum'n'bass that skittered across the surface of the strings in the original. Instead, unadorned violin and viola employ the full emotional range of the melody. A bass stalks the bottom end of "Army of Me" as eerie reverb and chorus effects make the violins sound like carrion birds calling to one another from the parapets. And Debut's "Big Time Sensuality and "Human Behavior" end up resembling the more urgent material from Bj?rk's later solo efforts. An example of this is "Bachelorette." The original crossed its hissing, crackling electronics with a plaintive string section. The Ice version removes the beats and the vocal, but retains the strings. Like "Joga," "Bachelorette"'s sad, sweeping melody is rendered beautifully by the symphonic arrangement. While Ice was not endorsed by the artist herself, the album is such a success that it could stand next to Bj?rk's own Telegram remix LP as a document of her songs' limitless potential for sonic exploration. ~ Johnny Loftus

Engineer: Frank Scarpelli

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/31/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8587
Music Label Name Label : Vitamin Records (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00027297858725

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