http://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."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-bjork-unveils-moon-video-2011-09-26September 26, 2011|0 comments
Björk continues to unveil Biophilia with the release of the video for "Moon," the latest single off the forthcoming album, due out October 11. The video was directed, produced, and art directed by Björk, Inez and Vinoodh, M/M Paris, and James Merry. Watch the video here. "Moon” is available now as a single and as a special feature of the Biophilia App. Both are available exclusively at iTunes and the App Store.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-explains-the-new-biophilia-album-release-date-2011-09-14September 14, 2011|0 comments
Björk's Biophilia project is the Icelandic artist’s most interdisciplinary project to date, comprising a studio album, an app, a new website, custom-made musical instruments, live shows, and educational workshops. The album is due out on October 11, two weeks after its initially scheduled release date. Björk has written a statement explaining why the move was made and offering lots of great news about the album in the process! Read the full text of Björk's note here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-biophilia-featured-npr-all-songs-considered-fall-preview-so-glad-theres-bjork-2011-09-13September 13, 2011|0 commentsBjörk's "Biophilia" Featured in NPR's "All Songs Considered" Fall Preview: "So Glad There's a Björk in This World"
Björk's forthcoming album, Biophilia, due out October 11, is featured in the latest episode of NPR's All Songs Considered, the show's Fall Music Preview. The show's contributors "talk about some of the releases they're most looking forward to coming out this fall." Host Bob Boilen offers Björk's latest single, "Moon," to the Fall Preview mix. "There's no one that makes music like this," says Boilen. "I'm so glad that there is a Björk in this world." Watch a preview video of the "Moon" app here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video Web/Technology Radiobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-talks-with-cbc-q-about-trailblazing-new-album-biophilia-performs-headlining-set-bestival-2011-09-12September 12, 2011|0 commentsBjörk Talks with CBC's "Q" About Her "Trailblazing" New Album, "Biophilia"; Performs Headlining Set at Bestival
Björk brought the music of Biophilia, her forthcoming album, to Britain's Isle of Wight last night, where she headlined the four-day Bestival's closing night. Q magazine says "it's clear from the off, the Icelandic singer does not do 'average' festival sets." She was the featured guest on the full hour of the CBC radio show Q. "Few artists can lay claim to being the greatest cultural export of their home country," says the show, citing her "trailblazing" new album. Björk also spoke with Studio 360 about her memories of September 11, 2001, and the ways in which the world has changed since. Listen to her comments here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Radiobjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-moon-single-biophilia-app-now-itunes-2011-09-07September 07, 2011|0 comments
Björk continues to unveil Biophilia with the release of the brand new track “Moon” as a single and as a special feature of the Biophilia App, both available exclusively through iTunes. The app is a song and music sequencer inspired by similarities between cycles in music and cycles of the moon and tides. It also contains an animation, a scrolling music notation and an essay exploring Björk’s ideas about cycles in music and nature.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-virus-named-todays-top-tune-kcrw-biophilia-earns-4-stars-uncut-mojo-q-2011-08-25August 25, 2011|0 comments
“Virus,” the latest single from Björk’s forthcoming album, Biophilia, is today’s Top Tune at KCRW in Los Angeles, free to download at kcrw.com. The Biophilia album is already receiving critical acclaim in early reviews from the UK, with Uncut, MOJO, and Q all giving it four stars. Q says: "Biophilia is a wonderful record in the most literal sense: it overflows with wonder." The magazine includes "Virus" on its list of "Q50 Essential Tracks," saying it "harks back to the lavish frost-sparkle beauty of Vespertine."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-receive-outstanding-contribution-music-award-inaugural-aim-independent-music-awards-2011-08-24August 24, 2011|0 comments
Björk will be recognized with the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards, taking place this November in London. The award, selected by a judging panel of UK music critics and tastemakers, recognizes an artist who continues to influence and inspire with their work. Says AIM, the UK's Association of Independent Music: "Björk continues to push boundaries with her work and continues to create music that inspires and influences music fans, other artists and the wider music business."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-reveals-biophilia-album-cover-2011-08-18August 18, 2011|1 comments
Björk has revealed the cover of Biophilia, her forthcoming album. Björk’s most interdisciplinary project to date, Biophilia comprises a studio album, an app, a new website, custom-made musical instruments, live shows, and educational workshops. She has collaborated with app developers, scientists, writers, inventors, musicians, and instrument makers to create a unique multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces—particularly those where music, nature and technology meet. The Guardian calls "Virus," the latest app component, "an an innovative and important app. But crucially, also a fun one."