Björk ‎– Alarm Call

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The 4th single from "Homogenic".

Homogenic singles:
JógaBacheloretteHunter ▪ Alarm Call ▪ All Is Full Of Love

Versions (27)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
232TP7CD Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, CD1) One Little Indian 232TP7CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
232tp12p1 Björk Alarm Call(12", #1) One Little Indian 232tp12p1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
232tp12p2 Björk Alarm Call(12", #2) One Little Indian 232tp12p2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
232tp12p3 Björk Alarm Call(12", #3) One Little Indian 232tp12p3 UK 1998 Sell This Version
232tp12p4 Björk Alarm Call(12", #4) One Little Indian 232tp12p4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
232tp12p5 Björk Alarm Call(12", #5) One Little Indian 232tp12p5 UK 1998 Sell This Version
232tp12p6 Björk Alarm Call(12", #6) One Little Indian 232tp12p6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
232tp12p4 Björk Alarm Call(12", M/Print) One Little Indian 232tp12p4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
2944 Björk Alarm Call(12", Maxi, TP, W/Lbl) Barclay 2944 France 1998 Sell This Version
2944 Björk Alarm Call(12", Promo) Barclay 2944 France 1998 Sell This Version
232TP12P1 Bjork* Alarm Call(12", W/Lbl, #1) One Little Indian 232TP12P1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
232TP12P2 Bjork* Alarm Call(12", W/Lbl, #2) One Little Indian 232TP12P2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
232tp12p4 Björk Alarm Call(12", W/Lbl, #4) One Little Indian 232tp12p4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
567 143-2 Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single) Mother Records 567 143-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
232TP7CDL Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, CD2) One Little Indian 232TP7CDL UK 1998 Sell This Version
232TP7CDX Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, CD3) One Little Indian 232TP7CDX UK 1998 Sell This Version
567 142-2 Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, Car) Mother Records 567 142-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MumCD111 Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, Promo) Mother Records MumCD111 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
9005 Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, Promo) Barclay 9005 France 1998 Sell This Version
none Bjork* Alarm Call(VHS, Promo) Elektra none US 1998 Sell This Version
none Bjork* Alarm Call(VHS, Promo) One Little Indian none UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Bjork* Alarm Call(VHS, Promo) Elektra none US 1998 Sell This Version
BJORK 29LL Björk Good Batteries(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label BJORK 29LL Europe 1998 Sell This Version
ED 6132 Björk Alarm Call(12", Promo) Elektra ED 6132 US 1999 Sell This Version
232 Tp7BOXUS Björk Alarm Call(Box + 3xCD, Single + VHS, NTSC) One Little Indian 232 Tp7BOXUS US 1999 Sell This Version
232TP7BOX Björk Alarm Call(Box + 3xCD, Single + VHS, PAL) One Little Indian 232TP7BOX UK 1999 Sell This Version
232TP7CD Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, RP, CD1) One Little Indian 232TP7CD UK Unknown Sell This Version

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planetbjork

planetbjork

April 14, 2018
referencing Alarm Call, 12", #3, 232tp12p3
Does a digital version of the "Reprosession" Mix exist anywhere?
mockneywanker

mockneywanker

September 7, 2017
referencing Alarm Call, 12", M/Print, 232tp12p4
Released in 1998, not 1 copy sold ever, 3 for sale, the cheapest being £50 - what a hilarious / ridiculous place the Discogs marketplace is sometimes...
juanbjork

juanbjork

July 6, 2014
referencing Alarm Call, 12", #1, 232tp12p1
Alarm Call (Bjeck Mix) 6:26 at the end last 30 seconds is cumbia, I think from Peru. Maybe even Colombia.
tikab

tikab

December 29, 2009
referencing Alarm Call, 12", #2, 232tp12p2

i have all five 12"es in this series. the only credits for this particular record state "written by bjork, produced by bjork and mark bell and track 3 produced by howie b." mark bell's name is in parenthesis after each song title, leading me to think he is the remixer for all tracks.
cvalda44

cvalda44

December 20, 2009
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Alarm Call, 12", #1, 232tp12p1

IMHO, the previous reviewer is totally wrong :) The Mark Bell remixes are nice but he did not put much effort to them, really, half of them sound just like clones of one lazy, although pretty enjoyable remix. Benjamin Diamond remixes are just House as rakimou rightfully pointed ;). But this 12" contains three of the best experimental and incredibly funny remixes of Alarm Call. Yep, you have read it right, they are really funny and surprisingly experimental. Bjeck melody jumps and Matmos vocal therapy are amazingly shocking and enjoyable.
kentandrew

kentandrew

April 28, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Alarm Call, CD, Single, CD2, 232TP7CDL

Potage du jour is the typical LFO sound. The essentially "stardust" remix edges out the Mark Bell sound by a gradation. The full dub is better than the edit. A typical dusty vinyl disco loop is sync'ed with Bjork's already robust tune.
rakimou

rakimou

October 19, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Alarm Call, 12", #6, 232tp12p6
OK guys, we found it! That's the best release of Bjork - Alarm Call. These mixes are the best ones, of course they're from Mark Bell!

The best one is the Potage du Jour, it's the more achieved of this record, it has a funky bass, and a driving vocal sample (hellooo..hap).
The 2 other version being the same kind but with less instruments or so. They're made to be mixed with other tunes. The locked version has a high pitched voice to be play slower, while the Phunk You is low and demands to be played faster.
M. Bell is the best in making great music, and great records to mix!
rakimou

rakimou

October 19, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Alarm Call, 12", #1, 232tp12p1

The Beck remix is just an ugly track, I don't understand the point of it, it has no interest. The music doesn't even goes well with the vocals, as if wasn't tuned! The very end of the song (30 seconds) is good, at least funny, with a Hawaiian or tropical feel music.

The Matmos mixes are difficult to listen to, not very enjoyable but have good parts. Especially when vocals are cut sharply to make new melodies or new words. It's funny and prove some good technique from those guys, but sometimes it also some very good music.

Overall, it's certainly not the best remixes of the great track that is Alarm Call. Listen to the Mark Bell Potage du jour, locked... or to the House mixes by Benjamin Diamond, they're much better, the radio mix is the best.