Bjork Wows Iceland and Tips New Album

By | December 21, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Icelandic pop diva Bjork is rounding up her world tour in front of an adoring home crowd, saying she is already thinking of a follow-up to her acclaimed “Vespertine” album.

The sold-out event at Laugardalshll, downtown Reykjavik – her penultimate gig of a six-month global tour – saw Bjork perform new material as well as earlier best-selling singles in their Icelandic-lyric versions.

She played before an ecstatic home crowd – and said that was just the way she likes it. In an interview with Icelandic daily Morgunbladid, Bjork said she tried to complete her tours in her native land beca use that is usually where they are at their best.

She added she is already thinking about her next album – Vespertine, her fourth solo album, came out in August to critical acclaim – but did not want to jinx the process.

“It is mostly in my head just now, and so I don’t really want to talk about it. It’s so easy to spoil things that way y,” she said.

“I’ll try to keep this a secret, at least until I actually start working on it.”

The Reykjavik show opened with San Francisco based electronica outfit Matmos, who performed a 45-minute set that saw the duo plucking wire cages, blowing up balloons and using balls as bongo drums.

But it was the diminutive, pixie-like songstress who captivated the audience for two hours with her trademark breath less, half-scream singing.

She was accompanied by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and an all-female 13-strong Greenland Innuit choir.

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