Thursday, April 19, 2007

Bjork: "I first sent timbaland some of the brass stuff i was working on but he felt it was too weird"

(image via davestrick)

The Corsair is so into Bjork right about now you don't even know. It's sick. She's so "creative" that we'd like to collabo on her with a prohject, namely: The Corsair's firstborn child (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment).

But enough about all that. Bjork's Apollo show in May is a done deal for us. Brooklynvegan -- via Papermag -- interviewed Bjork via email and asked her:

"How did you end up picking Timbaland? What did he bring to the table?

"I have said this before but he was a big fan of venus as a boy , the bollywood strings and i remember him coming up to me at a party and saying he loved the bassline in that song and i felt pretty chuffed because i wrote that ! He also sampled 'jóga' for a missy elliott track so we have had an eye on each other for a while . We were always going to work together one of those days . So i wasn´t really after a hip hop thing , i am just into him as a musician . It was kinda weird after we did that stuff together some hot hip hop producers contacted me thinking i was going to do a hip hop album . I was really flattered but that was not what i had in mind . I first sent timbaland some of the brass stuff i was working on but he felt it was too weird ( one of it was in 9/8 ) I walked into the studio with timbaland and he immediately played a rhythm and i sang on top even though i had a throat problem that day and 5 minutes later 'earth intruders' was ready . Two hours later we had 3 tracks . I then walked away with the mutlitrack and edited it for a year and added other musicians on top . 'Earth intruders' and 'innocence' kinda happened in the studio with him and nate but 'hope' i added on bassline later and then took it to mali , africa and toumani diabate played on top."

Basta! More (Brooklynvegan)

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