Bjork‘s new album Biophilia, due September 27th, is also a multimedia project she created with app developer Scott Snibble and design studio M/M Paris, as narrated by David Attenborough. Singles will be released as programs into the faux-galaxy of a mother-app designed to explore musical structures and natural phenomena (see a screenshot). The experience of the music—living among clickable art, games, karaoke-ready music notation and essays—will be as mediated as mobile interactive technology now allows. The first visual preview of Biophilia’s fingertip-cosmos is the relatively uncomplicated video Michel Gondry directed for “Crystalline.” It’s an animated moonscape, where stop-motion sand ripples appear alongside illustrated stem structures and one big, orange wig. Shout out to the huge bowl of porridge Bjork eats in 1993’s “Human Behaviour” video, another (nuts) joint-product of her brain and Gondry’s.
Video: Bjork, “Crystalline”
POSTED July 26, 2011 10:17AM IN MUSIC VIDEO