Thursday, February 2, 2012

Brooklyn Heights Neighbor Björk Releases "App Album" "Biophilia"

Warbling Icelandic recording artist and my Brooklyn Heights neighbor Björk, who bought a pad just two streets away with filmmaker hubby Matthew Barney in 2009, has released new album Brooklynphilia. No, wait, that's not right: It's Biophilia. She appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" January 31 to rap about the project and perform tracks.

According to USA Today, the recording is—historically—the "first app album," in collaboration with Apple. Its iTunes link explains that Biophilia comprises "a suite of original music and interactive, educational artworks and musical artifacts," and is released as 10 in-app experiences accessed "as you fly through a three-dimensional galaxy that accompanies the album’s theme song 'Cosmogony.'" Say what?

Perhaps you can figure out what that means as Björk attempts to explain it to Colbert via clips at USA Today's Pop Candy blog here.
(This post originally appeared on the Brooklyn Heights Blog)