http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-unveils-thunderbolt-video-wins-digital-genius-award-mtv-o-music-awards-2011-11-03November 03, 2011|1 comments
Björk has unveiled the video for "Thunderbolt," off her new album, Biophilia. The video, which was shot at the world premiere of the live Biophilia show at the Manchester International Festival this summer, debuted on Boing Boing yesterday. Watch it here. Björk was awarded the Digital Genius Award at MTV's O Music Awards on Monday. People calls the Biophilia album "a sonic wonder." Blurt calls it "softly epic ... a delicate and highly tactile treat, a unique gem of innovation."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjorks-shares-joy-of-magical-evening-biophilia-live-show-wall-street-journal-stunning-av-club-2011-10-27October 27, 2011|0 commentsBjörk Shares "Joy of a Magical Evening" in "Biophilia" Live Show (Wall Street Journal); "Stunning" (A.V. Club)
As Björk's fully sold-out Biophilia residency in Reykjavik continues, we are happy to announce that one lucky fan has won a trip for two to the closing-night performance on November 7. Congratulations to Justin Allan from Seattle! The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog, reviewing the show, says Björk "gave a commanding performance ... sharing the joy of a magical evening." The Onion's A.V. Club says that "the mix of concert and performance art was easily summarized: stunning." The New York Times calls the larger Biophilia project "among the most creative, innovative and important new projects in popular culture."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-featured-la-times-biophilia-extraordinarily-sumptuous-seductive-sf-chronicle-2011-10-19October 19, 2011|1 commentsBjörk Featured in LA Times; "Biophilia" "Extraordinarily Sumptuous and Seductive," Says SF Chronicle
Björk continues to celebrate the release of her new album, Biophilia, with the latest show in her Reykjavik residency tonight. New York magazine found her "pitch-perfect" at Sunday's show. She is the subject of a Q&A with Mashable and a feature article in the Los Angeles Times, which says that, with Biophilia, Björk "has reinvented the album into a transformative transmedia experience." The San Francisco Chronicle says she "has come up with her most compelling work in eons"; "the results are extraordinarily sumptuous and seductive." The Philadelphia Inquirer calls it "eerily beautiful."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-bjork-talks-with-pri-studio-360-2011-10-14October 14, 2011|0 comments
Björk, whose new album, Biophilia, was released this week, is the featured guest on PRI's Studio 360. Björk leads host Kurt Andersen through different tracks on the album and the App, which features a separate component for each track on the album. "For the last two decades, Björk has pushed every boundary she could find," says the show. Now, on Biophilia, "Björk’s odes to the mysteries of the universe can be as intoxicating as any love song." Listen to the segment here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/win-tickets-bjork-biophilia-tour-iceland-nine-show-reykjavik-residency-begins-iceland-airwaves-festival-2011-10-11October 12, 2011|3 commentsWin Tickets to See Björk's "Biophilia" Tour in Iceland! Nine-Show Reykjavik Residency Begins at Iceland Airwaves Festival
Björk, whose new album, Biophilia, was released this week, is in her hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland, to celebrate with the launch of a nine-show Biophilia residency at the brand-new Harpa Concert Hall, beginning with two nights as part of the Iceland Airwaves Festival. The residency is fully sold-out. But not to worry: Nonesuch has teamed up with Icelandair to offer a lucky US fan tickets to the November 7 closing-night performance, plus airfare and hotel accommodations. Enter to win!Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-biophilia-out-now-visionary-npr-2011-10-11October 11, 2011|0 comments
Björk’s new album, Biophilia, is out now. Additionally, the complete Biophilia App is now available in the iTunes App Store. Biophilia is featured on this week's Science Times podcast from the New York Times. Björk spoke about the project with NPR's All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, who says: "Björk is a visionary." CNN says the project "really takes technology, music, and even education to a new place."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release On Tour Artist News Reviewsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-talks-with-npr-morning-edition-biophilia-triumph-raves-5-star-financial-times-review-2011-10-10October 10, 2011|0 commentsBjörk Talks with NPR's "Morning Edition"; "Biophilia" "A Triumph," Raves Five-Star Financial Times Review
Björk's new album, Biophilia, is out this week. She spoke with NPR's Morning Edition about the new album and its multimedia components, including the App suite also available this week. The AP says "Biophilia's music is vintage Björk." The Financial Times calls it "a triumph," giving it a perfect five stars, as does the Daily Telegraph. The Daily Mirror calls it "a thrilling record ... Even in Björk’s catalogue there’s nothing that’s been as spectacularly unconventional and wholly successful as Biophilia." PopMatters says "she’s breaking new ground few others know is out there to begin with."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Radiobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-preview-bjork-full-biophilia-app-suite-album-teems-with-invention-4-star-guardian-2011-10-07October 07, 2011|0 commentsVideo: Preview Björk's Full "Biophilia" App Suite; New Album "Teems with Invention," Says Four-Star Guardian Review
Björk's new album, Biophilia, is due out on CD next week. Also available then is the complete Biophilia App suite comprising ten components, one for each track on the album; watch a preview video here. The vinyl album will now release two weeks later, on October 24. The Guardian gives the album four stars, saying it "teems with invention ... big on moments of pure, indulgent pleasure." Daily Express says she's "outdone even herself" with Biophilia. "Eccentric and quite lovely, this is a real artist at work."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Videobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-bjork-biophilia-exclusive-npr-first-listen-biophilia-songs-are-astounding-2011-10-05October 05, 2011|2 comments
Björk's forthcoming album, Biophilia, is due out in just under a week, on October 11, and is now streaming at NPR Music as an exclusive NPR First Listen. "Biophilia's songs are astounding," raves NPR. "These songs have room to breathe, employing space and silence as much as melody and harmony. The sparse instrumentation and arrangements become gorgeously intricate meditations on which to build ... Vocal melodies unfurl more like transcendent devotionals than typical verses, and become even more stirring when accompanied by a chorus of voices that could fill a cathedral."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bbc-bjork-biophilia-amazing-inventive-wholly-unique-album-artist-without-peer-2011-09-30September 30, 2011|0 commentsBBC: Björk's "Biophilia" Is an "Amazing, Inventive and Wholly Unique Album from an Artist Without Peer"
Björk's Biophilia is out in just over a week. In an early review, the BBC calls it "an amazing, inventive and wholly unique eighth album from an artist without peer." Stereogum says: "She brought it, once again." Crave exclaims: "Biophilia is simply a phenomenal album ... Björk represents the best idea of what a pop star truly is." Clash Music says: "An absolutely remarkable artist, for whom the terms ‘genius’ and ‘unique’ are not journalistic hyperbole but simple fact, Björk is taking music to a place where we should all gladly follow."