Björk is an Icelandic artist who started her musical career when she was still a child; at the tender age of eleven she wrote and performed the songs of her self-titled debut album, released in 1977. She went on to form part of The Sugarcubes, Iceland's most popular indie-pop band ever, until the group fell apart in 1992. After that she moved to London in order to start a new episode as a solo artist. In July 1993 “Debut” was released on One Little Indian, produced by Nellee Hooper (Madonna, No Doubt, Garbage, U2), and thus started her career as one of the most visionary artists in modern pop, walking the thin line between risk and accessibility on her subsequent albums, “Post” (1995) and “Homogenic” (1997). Apart from Hooper, she worked with Graham Massey, Tricky and Howie B on “Post”. It was a commercial hit: in the UK the album reached number 2 and it got to 32 on the Billboard 200. “Homogenic” - on which she collaborated with Mark Bell - got similar results. The album is especially remembered for its exquisite string arrangements.
After her role in Lars von Trier's “Dancer In The Dark” - and writing the soundtrack for the film - in 2001 “Vespertine” was released. It is one of the most acclaimed albums of the past decade and a new twist in Björk's sound - with her discovery of digital editing techniques and the use of microscopic sounds within a pop context. After a “Greatest Hits”, an album of rarities and a live album, in 2004 she released “Medúlla” - an avant-garde piece constructed almost entirely from her own voice. For her seventh LP, “Volta”, she called upon Timbaland, Danja and Mark Bell for production duties, experimenting with African and industrial sounds. “Biophilia” is her last album to date, released in October 2011, and a new step in her artistic evolution: “Biophilia” is a multimedia project featuring “music, applications, internet, installations and performances”. It was partly recorded on another latest generation technological novelty, Apple's iPad.
“Debut” (One Little Indian, 1993)
“Post” (One Little Indian, 1995)
“Homogenic” (One Little Indian, 1997)
“Vespertine” (One Little Indian, 2001)
“Medúlla” (One Little Indian, 2004)
“Volta” (Polydor, 2007)
“Biophilia” (One Little Indian, 2011)