Personnel includes: Bjork (vocals, organ, keyboards); Rob Smissen (viola); Tony Pleeth (cello); Jim Couza (hammered dulcimer); Gary Barnacle (soprano saxophone); Maurice Murphy, Stuart Brooks, Einar Orn (trumpet); Guy Sigsworth (harpsicord); Tricky (keyboards, programming); Marius De Vries, Graham Massey (keyboards, programming); Talvin Singh (percussion); Lenny Franchi, Howie Bernstein (programming); Marcus Dravs (sound effects); Ralph Salmins, Paul Morgan, Colin Green, Simon Chamberlain, John Barclay, Simon Gardner, Stuart Brooks, Connie Hughes, Steve Waterman, Peter Beachill, Malcolm Griffiths, Neil Sidwell, Steve Saunders, Phil Todd, Ray Swinfield, Bob Sydor, Bill Skeat, Alan Barnes.
Producers: Bjork, Nellee Hooper, Graham Massey (tracks 1, 3); Nellee Hooper, Bjork (tracks 2, 4, 7-8); Bjork, Tricky (tracks 5, 11); Bjork (tracks 6, 10), Bjork, Howie Bernstein (track 9).
Engineers: Al Fisch (track 1); Howie Bernstein, Steve Price (tracks 2, 7); Howie Bernstein, Al Fisch (track 3); Steve Price (tracks 4, 6); Lenny Franchi (5, 11); Howie Bernstein (tracks 8-9); Marcus Dravs (track 10).
All songs written or co-written by Bjork except "It's Oh So Quiet" (Hanslang/Reisfeld).
POST was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance.
POST, Bjork's second release as a solo artist, mines the fertile soil of the eclectic musical terrain of post-modern pop. The album throbs in and out of ambient cadences with techno beats, slips into showtune theatrics, then reels back to the dance floor.
With a full plate of sounds already on the table, Bjork adds her own unique flare to the presentation, proving she is not easily pigeonholed. The lyrically-insistent opener, "Army Of Me," is a relentless electronic grind that is typical of Bjork's vibe, but POST also digs into Western music's more organic resources. "It's Oh So Quiet" may be a remake of an old Hollywood showtune, but Bjork's version transcends the song's silver screen aloofness on the strength of her delightful screams ("Zing, BOOM!!/You fall in love"). It is directly followed by "Enjoy," a lurching hypnotic nod with musical help from British trip-hop MC, Tricky; and the smooth, Bee Gees-like orchestration of "Isobel," a swooning accompaniment to strobe light bongo drums which announces that the listener is no longer at a rave, but at a disco.
POST shows off Bjork's grasp of technology, history and basic pop aesthetics. Few modern rock albums have sampled so many different facets of the atypical buffet and have come up with such tasty results.