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5.0 out of 5 stars A Queen Of Cool, 17 Feb 2009
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This review is from: Gling-Glo (Audio CD)
Bjork sings Icelandic jazz.

Well, it's a first for me and the shameful thing is that,
until I found it here, I had no knowledge of it's existence.

Messrs Ingolfsson (piano), Steingrimsson (drums) and Hognason (bass)
accompany our heroine in a quirky collection of 16 well chosen songs.

Recorded in 1990 the album is a truly surreal experience.

Everything we have come to know and love about Bjork's
extraordinary vocal and interpretive abilities is captured
here in barmy idiosyncratic splendour.

Golly where to start ?!

How about the benignly bonkers 'You Can't Get A Man With A Gun'
from Rogers and Hammerstein's musical 'Annie Get Your Gun' (!!).

Or the totally bizarre Italianate cadences of 'Bella Simamaer'.

The latin rhythms of 'Kata Rokkar' provide the background
to a stunningly raw and raucous vocal performance.

Title track 'Gling Glo' is a magical music box brimful of wonders.

The general mood is playful. It really does sound like everyone
involved in the project is having good time.

On the glimmering edge of a phenomenally successful
solo career Bjork's star shines just as brightly here
as almost everything else which was to follow.

Enchanting.
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