In 1994, I was in RÃ©union Island having started my higher studies in Maths, Physics and Computer Science. I stumbled upon a music magazine with an article on a little known Icelander called BjÃ¶rk. She had just released her debut album, appropriately called Debut, and one of the tracks was Violently Happy.
I don’t know why but there was something in the article or on the cover of the album which prompted me to purchase the CD. I remember a good friend telling me that, surely, an album from Iceland would be crap.
Instead, I got an amazing album with gems such as Human Behaviour, Venus as a Boy, Play Dead, Big Time Sensuality and, of course, Violently Happy which, as one music critic said, was “insanely addictive”.