Hello and welcome to the new Bjorkestra Blog! This is Travis Sullivan, the leader of the Bjorkestra and resident Bjorkophile.
I hate to admit it, but I didn’t get Bjork’s latest album Biophilia until two days ago. I think this had a lot to do with the fact that I wasn’t so crazy about Volta. Her albums prior to Volta (including Medulla) had songs that I was able to wrap my head around as, well, songs. Although I did manage to create an arrangement of “Pneumonia” from Volta, I felt that Bjork’s music had gone in a direction that I couldn’t work with as an arranger.
After listening to Biophilia a couple of times, I have to say I really like it. For the first time in several years I’m inspired by Bjork’s new music! I particularly like “Cosmogeny” and “Crystalline,” and I’m thinking that these tunes will work well with the Bjorkestra. I can’t wait to start writing another Bjork arrangement…it’s been too long.