Today, October 11th, is the official release for Björk’s Biophilia, a concept album that was created in collaboration with iPad app designers to create an interactive musical experience. The multimedia science extravaganza had Bjork researching astrophysics and string theory to write the songs… altogether taking three years to give birth to.
Björk designed a visual companion for the album which will be officially released as a series of iPad apps. Each song addresses a different biological or cosmological theme, with a corresponding interactive “experience” (games, animated scores, etc).
“Every planetarium in existence should be playing Biophilia with its shows; it’s haunting, expertly crafted space music” says New York Magazine. “But there are also extremely accessible moments, like “Cosmogony,” a sweet ballad that swells with choir and horns (or whatever unusual instrument Bjork dreamed up to make that sound).”