For the suckers
michelle | Chicago | 12/16/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD single has a total of four songs on it. Two of them are the same song, just recorded differently (one in stereo and one in a 5.1 surround mix). They are set to the same video, which features a close-up of Bjork's face discharging a computer-generated mucus. The camera circles around her face as the mucus comes out of her eyes, down her face, under her chin (where she merrily attempts to taste it), up into her nose, and back out her eyes. Little drawings pop up on her cheek every once in a while, just to offer a break from the mucus. The whole process repeats itself for about five minutes.Amazed at the artistic genius? Think that Bjork is just being her usual nutty, crazy, lovable self? Well, wait for the real goodies: "Generous Palmstroke" features a white duck on a black background (one of the trademarks of Bjork), which sits there for the whole song, unmoving. "Verandi" features the same duck, but this time it's colored black against a white background. How's that for creativity?Is the music good? YES. But, this is a DVD, and I assume you're looking for more than just music. You're looking for images, the artist's visual perception of her songs. "Hidden Place" was interesting to watch once, and disgusting every time after that. Buy this only if you must own everything that is Bjork. But personally, I can't believe I wasted my money on this DVD. Learn from me and don't make the same mistake."
Hide it under a blanket............lull it to sleep
Jocelyn Stewart | eureka, california United States | 01/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"first, let's talk about the video itself. hidden place. it's a wonderful song, and the video goes very well with it. i'm not going to spoil the video, but i will tell you.. in ways, it's similar to the hunter video. bjork, with a camera shoved in her face, singing.. with other things too, of course :)
and the 2 b-sides on the single..RULE!! verandi is the bee's knees!!!!!!!! 8D"
This is one great Video!
Laurie Lear | Wisconsin, USA | 02/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I seriously don't understand how a Bjork fan couldn't like this kind of visual feast? Who else but B would allow a camera to stand inchs from her face where every pore is seen? And to have such excited, jumping looking material jumping from the orivices of her face? Truly, it is stunning. And really does fit the song. Listen to interviews Bjork has given about Vespertine as a whole, and she constantly brings up the idea of "creative feelings encircling your head." Sound a little like the video? Yes, it certainly does. "