Bjork’s Biophilia

photo by Carsten Windhorst for the NY Times

There’s an article in today’s New York Times about Bjork’s new album, coming out this fall.

The final twist is that for all the cerebral and technological superstructures of “Biophilia,” Bjork’s relationship to her scientific subjects is anything but clinical. “Moon,” purportedly about lunar phases, is a cycle of endangerment and rebirth. “Virus” is something like a seduction: “I’m waiting for you, I’m starving for you,” Bjork sang, with a sweet, wordless refrain and a voice of pure innocence. And in “Hollow,” standing under images of replicating DNA helices, she sang her own take on what drives DNA: “I yearn to be loved.” Amid all the concepts and apparatus, Bjork kept things personal.


~ by Valerie Palmer on July 1, 2011.

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