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All is Full of Love was the fifth and final single by Icelandic singer, Björk to be taken from Homogenic. There are two versions of this song, as well as several remixes. One is the video version while the other is the album version, the first is the better known of the two. The controversial video was directed by Chris Cunningham and featured robots making love. It was released in 1999. Image File history File links BjorkAllIsFullOfLove. ... Björk Björk Guðmundsdóttir IPA: , (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is an Icelandic singer/songwriter and composer with a great expressive range and an interest in many kinds of music including popular, trip-hop, alternative rock, jazz, electronica, folk, and classical music. ... Homogenic, released in September of 1997 on the One Little Indian label, is an album by icelandic singer/songwriter/musician Björk. ... Look up Video in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Video is the technology of capturing, recording, processing, transmitting, and reconstructing moving pictures, typically using celluloid film, electronic signals, or digital media. ... Chris Cunningham is a British music video film director and video artist. ... Robots is a computer-animated movie released March 11, 2005. ... The missionary position is the most common position for sexual intercourse in humans The cowgirl sex position is a good position for kissing, caressing, and embracing of the paramour The Doggy position is thus named because canines as well as most other mammals use this position. ...


The video's impact was incredibly profound, and it was astonishing news in the music and video industry at the time. The video won multiple awards, including a Grammy and an MTV music award for best video. The song itself was also widely praised, as it was perceived as not only artistically beautiful but emotionally touching as well. Both the video and the song culminated into what became one of the most famous and technically stunning music videos to ever be released.


In the video, a robotic Björk lies on a white platform in the centre of a totally sterile room and is operated on by two mechanical instruments. Later on in the video, two robots kiss passionately as machines work and fiddle with the electrics in their backs. The video is controversial because it displays both sexual affection between two non-humans, and it depicts a futuristic form of human mechanisation, which can be disturbing to some viewers.


The song 'All is Full of Love' features sounds inspired by machines as well, complimented symphonically by orchestral instruments and even harps. It remains one of Björk's greatest and most paramount accomplishments, and is the first track on her Greatest Hits album.


The single was an alternative rock hit as well as a dance hit in America. It peaked at #8 on the dance charts. Meanwhile, in the UK, the single peaked at #24. The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Dance (from Old French dancier, perhaps from Frankish) generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression (see also body language) or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... ...


Trivia

Comparison between robot designs in "All is Full of Love" and "I, Robot"
Comparison between robot designs in "All is Full of Love" and "I, Robot"

Arguably, the design of the robots in the 2004 film I, Robot was inspired by (or plagiarized from) this video. Image File history File links RobotComparison. ... I, Robot is a 115-minute, American, science fiction film released on July 16, 2004, attributed to Robot Series, especially a short-story collection of the same name. ...


External links

  • Quicktime of the video, plus detailed info at director-file.com
  • E! online article on similarity to "I, Robot" design
  • The video can be viewed here at iFilm.com:

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bjork.com GH&FT special : All Is Full Of Love (1257 words)
The feeling, the emotion of the song was like completely melting and loving everything and feeling like everything loved you, after a long time of not having that.
'All Is Full Of Love' was written after the rest of Homogenic, which I'd wanted to be an aggressive, macho album.
In a way, in my head, 'All Is Full Of Love' is the first song on Vespertine.
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