Björk – Hyperballad

Bjork – Hyperballad live HQ

What is it?

The song at the top is the song Hyperballad by Björk from her music album Post.

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Hyperballad · Bjork


℗ 1996 Bjork Overseas Ltd./One Little Indian Ltd. under exclusive license to Elektra Entertainment Group for North America and Mother Records/PMV for the rest of the world excluding UK and Iceland

Vocals: BJORK
Flute: Dan Lipman
Keyboards: Griy Sigsworth
Bass Guitar: Ike
Writer: Björk
Contributor: Talvin Singh

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My Thoughts

Here is a song called Where Does This Ocean Go? by Ilaria Graziano & maybe Yoko Kanno from the Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. that seems to have borrowed / stole heavily from the song Hyperballad by Björk:

Where Does This Ocean Go?

Do you hear the similarities?

I did not know about the song Hyperballad until years later after hearing Where Does This Ocean Go in the anime TV show Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex & on one of its soundtracks, I added the song to my music collection, it was not until I saw some people online talking about how several songs by Yoko Kanno had seemly borrowed / stole heavily from some other songs.

I went to check this out myself & I too noticed that it seemed that she had borrowed / stolen from a song by Imogen Heap that I had in my music collection, some people mentioned some Björk songs, and eventually I finally checked them out & it does seem that Yoko Kano & maybe some of those she has collaborated with did borrow / steal heavily from a few other musicians without giving them any credit that I have seen in the years since (I could be wrong though).

Here are two other examples that I have blogged about:

I like some of the songs, the original & the very similar songs, but if Yoko Kanno & the others did not credit those that they borrowed from like I suspect, they really need to credit their inspirations, so that people can check out the originals / their inspirations et cetera as well because I would not have known about some of these songs if it were not for me finding people talking about it on the internet.

The end,

  • John Jr

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