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Post

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by Björk
 

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After Debut's success, the pressure was on Björk to surpass that album's creative, tantalizing electronic pop. She more than delivered with 1995's Post; from the menacing, industrial-tinged opener, "Army of Me," it's clear that this album is not simply Debut redux. The songs' production and arrangements -- especially those

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After Debut's success, the pressure was on Björk to surpass that album's creative, tantalizing electronic pop. She more than delivered with 1995's Post; from the menacing, industrial-tinged opener, "Army of Me," it's clear that this album is not simply Debut redux. The songs' production and arrangements -- especially those of the epic, modern fairy tale "Isobel" -- all aim for, and accomplish, more. Post also features Debut producer Nellee Hooper, 808 State's Graham Massey, Howie B, and Tricky, who help Björk incorporate a spectrum of electronic and orchestral styles into songs like "Hyperballad," which sounds like a love song penned by Aphex Twin. Meanwhile, the bristling beats on the volatile, sensual "Enjoy" and the fragile, weightless ballad "Possibly Maybe" nod to trip-hop without being overwhelmed by it. As on Debut, Björk finds new ways of expressing timeworn emotions like love, lust, and yearning in abstractly precise lyrics like "Since you went away/I'm wearing lipstick again/I suck my tongue in remembrance of you," from "Possibly Maybe." But Post's emotional peaks and valleys are more extreme than Debut's. "I Miss You"'s exuberance is so animated, it makes perfect sense that Ren & Stimpy's John Kricfalusi directed the song's video. Likewise, "It's Oh So Quiet" -- which eventually led to Björk's award-winning turn as Selma in Dancer in the Dark -- is so cartoonishly vibrant, it could have been arranged by Warner Bros. musical director Carl Stalling. Yet Björk sounds equally comfortable with an understated string section on "You've Been Flirting Again." "Headphones" ends the album on an experimental, hypnotic note, layering Björk's vocals over and over till they circle each other atop a bubbling, minimal beat. The work of a constantly changing artist, Post proves that as Björk moves toward more ambitious, complex music, she always surpasses herself.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/1995
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596174022
catalogNumber:
61740

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Björk   Primary Artist,Organ,Keyboards,Vocals
Deodato   Conductor
John Altman   Conductor
John Barclay   Musician
Gary Barnacle   Soprano Saxophone
Alan Barnes   Musician
Pete Beachill   Musician
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet
Simon Chamberlain   Musician
Marius de Vries   Keyboards
Markus Dravs   Electronic Sounds
Simon Gardner   Musician
Colin Green   Musician
Malcolm Griffiths   Musician
Ralph Salmins   Musician
Steve Saunders   Musician
J. Neil Sidwell   Musician
Guy Sigsworth   Harpsichord
Talvin Singh   Percussion
Robert Smissen   Viola
Ray Swinfield   Musician
Philip Todd   Musician
Tricky   Keyboards
Gavyn Wright   Concert Master
Paul Morgan   Musician
Maurice Murphy   Trumpet
Steve Waterman   Musician
Tony Pleeth   Cello
Graham Massey   Keyboards
Jim Couza   Hammered Dulcimer
Einar Örn   Trumpet
Connie Hughes   Musician
Bob Sydor   Musician

Technical Credits

Deodato   String Arrangements
Björk   Producer,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Audio Production
John Altman   Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Howard "Howie" Bernstein   Engineer
Marius de Vries   Programming
Markus Dravs   Engineer,Electronic Noise
Nellee Hooper   Producer,Audio Production
Howie B   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Bill Skeat   Contributor
Tricky   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Graham Massey   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Me Company   Artwork,Cover Design
Fisch   Engineer
Hussein Chalaya   Jacket Design
Lenny Franchi   Programming,Engineer
Björk Gudmundsdottir   Composer
Steve Price   Engineer

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Post 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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After Debut, Bjork decided to release a wonderous album. She is in top form and she proves that she is not a talentless so called artist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great CD with an amazing price
Guest More than 1 year ago
Post mixes techno, rock, and pop into one great album. Bjork is one of the most creative artists out there and Post shows it.
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