So how come the specific interest in Icelandic music Kerouac? Did you just drift into it?
Been a big fan of The Sugarcubes, since I first heard Birthday or maybe Deus from Life's Too Good in about 1985. I really missed some of their zany style when Björk went solo. I can't claim to be a big fan of some of her early solo material, she needed to be successful to appeal to a wider audience, but personally I think her music works best when its agonisingly personal. I hated Verpertine when it first came out (or at least the idea of it, I couldn't bring myself to listen to it and I have no idea why), it is of course now my favourite of her albums and she appears to reached a level where the record company give her complete creative freedom. Fantastic stuff. She has such a great voice, on one of the versions of Anchor Song on the recent spate of live DVD's (might be Cambridge), she hits a note of such purity that it always leaves me stunned. I just love to think that Björk would be making music even if sahe didn't have a record contract. She'd shut herself away,a nd become a total geek, recording the sound of waves, train tracks, etc etc and making fantastic music.
Emliana Torrini, yes, she's great, got the first album and still waiting for the follow up. What was the film she recently did the title song for??