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    Pitchfork Interviews Björk for Its Fifteenth Anniversary; "Crystalline Series" Available Today
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    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.

    Stosoy comments that "the Icelandic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and voracious collaborator's interest and experimentation with technology offers a focused timeline of what's happened over the decade and a half, and what might very well be happening in the future." In the interview, Björk reflects on the use of technology in the recording and listening processes as they've changed over the years, admitting that she's "a bit clumsy with technology" but says that writing her solo albums using a laptop was "liberating" and allowed her more creative freedom in arrangements.

    In discussing Biophilia’s apps, Björk comments that she "can, for the first time, take the patterns and structures in music that I see when I'm writing songs, and touch them. It's literally making a dream come true. When I write a song, I see a tunnel, and then the chorus is an open space, or the bassline is doing this shape. I see songs as a more of a geometric, spacial experience."

    Read the full interview at pitchfork.com.

    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. All four 12"s are available in the Nonesuch Store.

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Pitchfork Interviews Björk for Its Fifteenth Anniversary; "Crystalline Series" Available Today

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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.

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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.

Stosoy comments that "the Icelandic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and voracious collaborator's interest and experimentation with technology offers a focused timeline of what's happened over the decade and a half, and what might very well be happening in the future." In the interview, Björk reflects on the use of technology in the recording and listening processes as they've changed over the years, admitting that she's "a bit clumsy with technology" but says that writing her solo albums using a laptop was "liberating" and allowed her more creative freedom in arrangements.

In discussing Biophilia’s apps, Björk comments that she "can, for the first time, take the patterns and structures in music that I see when I'm writing songs, and touch them. It's literally making a dream come true. When I write a song, I see a tunnel, and then the chorus is an open space, or the bassline is doing this shape. I see songs as a more of a geometric, spacial experience."

Read the full interview at pitchfork.com.

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. All four 12"s are available in the Nonesuch Store.

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