Like a virus needs a body
and soft tissue feeds on blood,
someday I’ll find you.
The urge is here.
Like a mushroom on a tree trunk
as a protein transmutates,
I knock on your skin
and I am in.
The perfect match:
you and me.
You open up,
“Björk stormed the U.S. dance charts with her proclamation, ‘I don’t know my future after this weekend/And I don’t want to.’ After a decade of hip-hop and dance pop songs describing the elaborate and conservative social codes of “da club,” it’s refreshing to remember that dance clubs used to be idealized as places of political, moral and social freedom. In the iconic video for “Sensuality,” Björk unself-consciously dances (predating Robyn by over a decade) along a moving truck as it drives through some banal New York City streetscapes. But Björk’s alien beauty, rapturous expressions and personal electricity elevate the video into the opening chapter of a movie. This is the beginning; here the magic starts. Can’t you feel it? Meanwhile, the synths boom and lift, soaring and swirling over Björk’s voice, inviting her to join them. Her voice growls and purrs, trying to hold back all of the childish delight it feels just being in this place of possibilities. It ranges around, up and down, confused by the unexpected pleasure coming from every side. Her voice is ecstasy. She sings, ‘It takes courage to enjoy it!’ These are words, my friends, that are no longer possible on a club hit”
“Crystalline” (dir. Michel Gondry)
“Human Behaviour” (dir. Michel Gondry)