Many people tuning into this year’s Oscars barely knew what to make of the pixie in the strange swan dress who warbled her way through a song called “I’ve Seen It All,” backed by a 55-piece orchestra. Few had caught the Icelandic singer’s acting debut in Lars Von Trier’s film Dancer in the Dark, in which she played an east European girl who goes to America with her young son. Fewer still were familiar with her recordings, avant-pop albums that make Canada’s quirky pop princess Jane Siberry seem positively conventional. Little is known at press time about this next Björk album, but it’s bound to confound all but her most ardent supporters. An acquired taste.