Apparently there’s a video coming for Björk’s Mutual Core, which is by far one of the best tracks from her recent Biophilia album. Rumour has it that Andrew Thomas Huang is the director, and after a quick look at his previous experience in music videos, I can believe it. Hope it’s not just an “unusual” nature time lapse video though. I want to see some Björk in there!
Björk dedicates her live performance of thrashing punk Volta single Declare Independence to Pussy Riot, after originally inviting the band on stage to collaborate with her. Worth it just to hear her scream “PUUUSYYYY RRRRIIIOOOOT” to be honest.
I know I should stop complaining about Biophilia, because at the end of the day it’s a pretty well constructed album, but the one thing I always hated was that, despite the subject matter covering the growth of nature and the vast and glorious expansiveness of the universe - the songs were merely skeletons, minuscule and bare.
This remix of Virus (available from the new remix collection on iTunes) by Hudson Mohawke is the perfect example of what Biophilia should have sounded like. Mixing new sounds, percussion and horns, the songs transforms into something explosive and gigantic, yet still retains the fragility and beauty within the original melody. It’s actually brilliant.
Whoever created this remix has succeeded in taking a beautiful song and turning it into a perfect masterpiece. This is beyond stunning and captures the concept of Biophilia much more than the original body of work in both its subtlety and grandeur.
The most beautiful song ever recorded. If I’d been there in Manchester when this happened, I would have cried, for sure. She often talks about how she’s still looking to record the perfect song, but I think she already achieved that with this.
Some of the graphics in this app (this app that is supposedly going to change the music industry and proves Björk is still an innovator) look like the first ever PC computer I played on when I was in nursery, 1996.