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Björk announces new podcast exploring creation of her albums

Each episode of Sonic Symbolism will explore a different record from her discography

Björk announces new podcast exploring creation of her albums

Björk is launching a new podcast series which will go deep on the creation of all of her albums.

Each episode of 'Björk: Sonic Symbolism' will explore a different record from the Icelandic artist's back catalogue, with the first three episodes – covering 'Debut', 'Post' and 'Homogenic' – all set to drop on 1st September.

Across the series, Björk will be joined by guests, including musicologist Ásmundur Jónsson and philosopher and writer Oddny Eir.

Speaking in a trailer about the series, Björk said: "Most of us go through phases in our lives that take roughly three years, and it is not a coincidence that this is often how long it takes to make an album, a book, or a film. In the conversations on this podcast, me and my friends try to capture which moods, timbres, and tempos were vibrating during each of my ten albums."

She added: "When I get asked about the differences of the music of my albums, I find it quickest to use visual shortcuts. That's kind of why my album covers are almost like homemade tarot cards. The image on the front might seem like just a visual moment, but for me it is simply describing the sound of it.

"I try to express it with the colour palette, the textures of the textiles, with what I am holding, the posture I am in, and the angle of it shows its relationship to the world. Also, the emotion of the mouth tries to share the overall mood of the album. Perhaps you can call it some sort of a sonic symbolism?"

Listen to the trailer here.

News of the podcast series follows on from Björk recently revealing early details about her forthcoming tenth studio album, 'Fossora', which sees her explore gabber music and is set for release this autumn.

The Icelandic artist was also one of a number of musicians recently to create original compositions for a new podcast, Listening.