the Scanner lawsuit

The theme of Scanner’s album was that all noises in the world are for free, which I thought was really clever and interesting. I offered them money which they agreed to, but then they signed to a publishing company who thought, ’Oh, Björk has sampled them - let’s try to put the Scanner album in the charts by making something of that’. They obviously didn’t have a clue what they were talking about - these publishing people are not very into music, they’re just trying to get the money.

Raw, janvier 1996