Bjork’s recently released Wanderlust video comes a full year after the release of the Volta album. Volta’s reviews have been somewhat unanimous in nature. Reviewers are gushing saying that this has been a bit of a pullback in terms of the weirdness factor. As her career has progressed, Bjork has taken creative license to go as far as possible. This time, reviewers are saying that Bjork’s Volta album is more of what you would come to expect from the recording artist. That statement in and of itself is a misnomer because realistically it’s hard to expect anything from Bjork.
While Bjork may have no opinion about her weird factor, she’s no doubt well aware that furrowed brows are an end result of listening to her albums. The Wanderlust video though is a visual tour de force, shot in what’s becoming at the very popular 3-d style, Wanderlust takes visitors on a journey through an enchanted forest, and enchanted waterfall, an enchanted (insert place here). At times the video goes through the process of melding colors with beasts that seem as if she’s being put through a kaleidoscope. The effect can leave some with a weak stomach looking for the barf back. That’s not a bad thing. The video does what it is supposed to do: convey a message of the artist’s music. While that may seem ambiguous, it truly describes the Wanderlust video. The viewer is treated through this quasi impressionist-type landscape via a ride through river rapids. The trip finally ends abruptly in a free fall over a waterfall/whirlpool/vortex. The infectious rhythm and fast paced beat is what makes this Never Ending Storyish video such a treat.