Björk: Sonic Symbolism
Join Björk in conversations with collaborators about her sound experiences. In the podcast you’ll learn about the moods, timbers, and tempos that vibrate through each album.
Rachel Aroesti • The Guardian • Apr 20, 2023
"What makes Sonic Symbolism one of the most mesmerically soothing podcasts on the market is the way that chirping, whirring, soaring and shimmering snippets of Björk’s music snake around the artist’s slow, deliberate and joy-suffused musings. Deeply considered and immersive, the podcast is certainly meditative but – this being the restlessly experimental Björk, after all – never boring..."
Patricia Nicol • The Times UK • Oct 9, 2022
"Björk is insightful about how a male-dominated industry sought to pigeon-hole female artists. The succour she derives from Iceland’s extremes has been a constant. …"
Ellie Cooper • City Live Glasgow • Sep 14, 2022
"Sonic Symbolism is a podcast worth listening to, showing an insight of Björk’s life and the beauty behind her musical thought process. She is a force to be reckoned with."
Hannah Verdier • The Guardian • Sep 8, 2022
"...could come across as pretentious, but she’s just so lovable, floaty and otherworldly that she manages to pull it off. From singing on her cold journey to school to sitting in a steam room with Brian Eno, she has a lot of stories, too."
Rachel Syme • New Yorker • Sep 2, 2022
"serving as a whimsical guide through her musical mind. This is a rare chance to listen in as one of the most mysterious and mystical artists working today explains herself—but never so clearly as to totally unravel her own mythology. Björk keeps it weird; would you have it any other way?"
Rich Juzwiak • Jezebel • Sep 1, 2022
"She shows that flair for vivid metaphors and surprising connections on Sonic Symbolism...It’s such a joy to just hear her describe things. Flair or no flair, the Björk on Sonic Symbolism is for the most part subdued, clear, and adept at articulating the rationale behind her most alien of sounds...the podcast is the perfect medium for Björk’s brand of public speaking—here she isn’t edited down to just the funny parts, and in fact those funny parts (while often hilarious) seem less outlandish in the greater context in which they’re used to illustrate more grounded points. Because Björk’s albums were reflections of where she was in life, the podcast doubles as a memoir, but one with limitations."
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