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A haunting moment featured in the penultimate episode of Jane Campion & Gerard Lee’s hypnotic mystery serial Top of the Lake, aired back in 2013.

Australian musician Georgi Kay performs a spectral version of a Bjork song, the immense ‘Joga’ from her 1997 Homogenic album as the Laketop residents gather to mourn the tragic, avoidable death of a teenage boy.

raw emotions and buried secrets as overwhelming as the surrounding New Zealand landscape filter through forlorn guitar and voice of Kay’s waif, a resident of paradise; a female commune overseen by an enigmatic asexual figure portrayed by the great Holly Hunter.

The outsized emotional spine of Bjork’s original remains intact,  Kay’s plaintive vocal a resigned cry of feminine against the stunted, destructive masculinity personified by Peter Mullan as the frightening patriarch of a criminal family who dominate the town.

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