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    ^Oooo there’s a harpist too! Looks lush.

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    Night #2 in Reykjavik:











    01 The Gate
    02 Arisen My Senses
    03 Blissing Me
    04 Utopia
    05 Thunderbolt
    06 Courtship
    07 Features Creatures
    08 Tabula Rasa
    09 Saint
    10 Pleasure Is All Mine
    11 Losss
    12 Sue Me
    13 Notget

    14 Paradisia
    15 The Anchor Song

    Stage rehearsals done, next stop London in May!

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    So excited to see this when it hits Stateside, eventually! I wonder how it SOUNDS though. Are the flutes able to carry across the venue?? I think I see mics on them.

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    I want Michelle Visage to critique her padding.

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    Yep. Manu Delago is a grade-A babe.
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    Her performance on Jools Holland was exquisite. Saturday's broadcast featured "The Gate" and "Blissing Me" too.




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    I love B. but she's gone a bit overboard with the masks. (Its starting to become Sia-esque). It must not be comfortable for her either. I know she hates people taking her photo and the press talking about her age?? (Which I haven't seen any evidence of.) . That said, I feel this tour is either a really satisfying, immersive experience or Musique-lite.

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    Saw her live this weekend in Dalhalla (which omg. amazing venue)

    Some of the tracks really worked well live, and others sort of were overshone by the venue itself oddly. I feel the venue (5,500 people attended) was just too big, and the audience had just gotten into the mood of concert when it ended. There was no support - just opened straight away with Bjork's 90min set, and then two encores.

    However, some of the visuals were amazing, and she sounded great.

    Human Behaviour live was a pleasant surprise, and Isobel was lovely with flutes instead of strings. Ditto Anchor Song (sung in Icelandic) and The Pleasure Is All Mine with flutes replacing the vocal harmonies. My friend was blown away by Wanderlust!

    But the older songs filled the space more than the new ones - the melodies are a bit easier for people less familiar with her work, but the Utopia songs rely a little more on texture and beats than on melody. So, depending on what you connect to, there are different songs that people would connect with.

    I was ill the day before, and my energy was super low. But we had great seats, and I know my experience is impacted by having been ill. It's only the second time I've seen her live, and this one was more precisely "choreographed" as a performance, but not in a way that I didn't enjoy at all.

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    Also, it wasn't the same percussionist - this was a guy from Finland. There's also an extra date added in Finland - as announced by Bjork from the stage.

    The "choreography" is basically for the flute septet and also Bjork herself. Moving flutes and body while playing mostly. But also some other small things. The rotating parts of the stage are two sections that Bjork stands on while singing, and she slowly rotates. And the big part that has the flautists playing also rotates at various points.

    It's such an interesting combination of drums, electronic oddness, flutes (and a beautiful bass flute) and then the harp, and voice.

    There's some additional vocals in the electronic stuff, so occasionally you have double Bjork. Haha.

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