http://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."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsbjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pitchfork-interviews-bjork-for-fifteenth-anniversary-crystalline-series-available-today-2011-08-16August 16, 2011|0 comments
Music and culture website Pitchfork.com launched 15 years ago this summer, in 1996, and in honor of this anniversary, the site is taking a look at artists "who've left a mark on the musical landscape over the past 15 years"; Björk was chosen for the first feature in the series. Writer Brandon Stosuy talks to the artist about her career and her work since 1996 through her upcoming album, Biophilia. As the release of Biophilia draws closer, Björk's "Crystalline Series"—four 12" vinyl imports from the UK featuring variations on music from Biophilia—have been made available. The series includes remixes from Grammy-winning engineer Serban Ghenea, British electronic artist Matthew Herbert (who previously collaborated with Björk on her album Vespertine), and musician Omar Souleyman.Read more|Journal Topics:News Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-virus-single-biophilia-app-now-on-itunes-2011-08-09August 09, 2011|0 comments
Björk continues to roll out Biophilia with today's release of the "Virus" single and as a special feature on the Biophilia App, both available exclusively through iTunes. The app feature is part musical instrument, part sonic artwork, and part scientifically informed educational animation. SPIN calls "Virus" the album's "most intimate song yet," adding that "never has a song about human ailment sounded so seductive or beautiful." Björk discusses the project on the BBC World Service's The Strand. The two custom-made editions of the Biophilia album must be ordered by the end of the day this Thursday, August 11.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Web/Technologybjorkhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-crystalline-featured-npr-all-songs-considered-bjork-talks-biophilia-bbc-radio-front-row-2011-08-02August 02, 2011|0 commentsBjörk's "Crystalline" Featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered"; She Talks "Biophilia" with BBC Radio 4's "Front Row"
"Crystalline," the first single off Björk's multimedia project Biophilia, is featured on NPR's All Songs Considered. "God bless Björk," says producer Robin Hilton. "We need artists like her ... Something comes along like the iPad or the iPhone, and they just see things differently. They take us in new, completely unexpected directions. They embrace technology and turn it into a new art form. I think that's just amazing." Björk discussed the project with BBC Radio 4's Front Row. Wired features an interview with Scott Snibbe, the leader of the team behind the Biophilia App, and Spinner spoke with some of the inventors behind the unique musical instruments commissioned for the project.