There are sounds on Medúlla that in no way sound like they came from a human, which is why watching the DVD The Inner or Deep Part of an Animal or Plant Structure, which shows the making of Medúlla, makes the record even more intriguing. During the amazing beat-boxing of Rahzel and Shlomo, you can see their breath and saliva creating the sounds; when throat singer Tagaq dives into the depths of her vocal chords, her whole body contorts.
Bjork explains on the DVD that the record is very bodily; it's something she has wanted to do since she was 18, and came back to after the birth of her most recent child. "Who is It" is a warm pop song, and "Mouth's Cradle," admits Bjork, is about breast feeding. "Oceania" is bubbly, and "Triumph of the Heart" begins with a wonderfully weird human creation of synth noises. Bjork's own voice is spectacular on this record, especially on "Show Me Forgiveness" and "V?kuró," which sounds like an ancient Hebrew prayer chant. The creativity of sounds on Medúlla is even more proof that Bjork continues to be one of the most original contemporary musicians.