Björk has joined a wave of artists curating Sonos Radio Stations, with a channel that she has called “(sic) 21 years worth of wave files liquidated into a stream”. The Icelandic musician has joined the likes of Thom Yorke, FKA Twigs and D’Angelo who have already produced shows of their own.
In an interview with Sonos, which featured at the top of the show, Björk explained that she has owned the same laptop for 21 years and in that time has amassed a vast catalogue of music. She has used her trusty laptop to convert all of the music from CD’s, cassettes and vinyl that had “saved her life” into a repository of high-quality WAV files.
The cream of her music crop has now been distilled into an hour-long radio show of pure musical deliverance, featuring an eclectic mix of world music.
In a statement, Björk announced: “I am quite thrilled to have had a reason to go through 21 years of music-file collecting. Since my first laptop, I have been CD shopping, awkward cassette finding, vinyl searching in secret stores on my travels and gathered them all into a library of gorgeous wave-files. It was only a question of time before I would share them and then in yet another form: them clouds and streams. A lot of my heart belongs there…unbelievable memories with friends, loved ones, DJ-ing in little bars, all sorts of occasions possible, in boats, cars, planes. Here is music for weddings, solitudes, dancing, friendly chess matches or hikes…I thank all the musicians who have saved my life repeatedly through the years and hope you enjoy this as much as I have.”
Her playlist features a global mix of musical styles from Jeremiah, LFO, Aby Ngana Diop and ML Buch amongst others.
The show aired on Sonos Radio on the 24th of February and available to stream, below.