BJORK ‘BIOPHILIA’ AND OTHER NEW CD RECOMMENDATIONS!!

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The biggest artists in the world might look on in envy at the advance publicity for Björk‘s eighth album, Biophilia. It’s been heralded not merely as an important new release but the future of the entire record industry. “Björk Fights to Save Music” offered the headline in Mojo, not a magazine renowned for working itself up into a state of breathless over-excitement. According to a cover feature in Wired, it represents not merely an attempt to “define humanity’s relationship with sound and the universe” but also to “pioneer a music format that will smash industry conventions”, neither of which are claims anyone was in a hurry to make for, say, Beady Eye’s Different Gear, Still Speeding.

But then, who can blame them? Biophilia invites a degree of grandiosity. It is, by all accounts, the first album to be released as a suite of iPad and iPhone apps, intended as “a semi-educational project for children using sound, texts and visuals” covering, among other topics, plate tectonics, genetics and human biorhythm. It took three years to make, a period that involved discussions not merely with Björk’s record company, but Apple and National Geographic. It required the employment of an immense supporting cast. David Attenborough provides narration. Dr Nicola Dibben, a senior lecturer in music at Sheffield University, wrote the essays that accompany every song. An American mathematician and a British scientist and film-maker, bonded by their desire to collect every element in the periodic table, developed some of the apps, and a robotics company’s director of engineering was commissioned to build four “gravity harps”, which, according to their creator, “make music using the oscillating transformation of gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy and back again.”The Guardian

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