Gary Barnacle

(Session saxophonist, played on ’Tidal Wave’, from The Sugarcubes’ ’Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week’ and ’Anchor Song’ from ’Debut’.)

She’s very much how she comes across onstage, a livewire character with lots of spontaneous ideas. On ’Tidal Wave’ she collaborated with this Icelandic avant garde arranger on the brass arrangement which we thought was in the wrong key because it sounded so odd, but when we played it back with the track, it sounded great. The band were an interesting bunch to work with — maybe it’s the months of darkness but they have an other-worldly feel to them. Björk’s quite elf like in a way.

Select, june 1994