a very 21st century release //
Björk's 7th Album's Single 'Crystalline' Hits the Web, Cover (by Inez & Vinoodh). 4 years in the making, Björk is set to release her 7th album Crystalline in September. The cover was just revealed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin in collaboration with M/M (Paris). The single also hit the web yesterday, to positive reviews. Björk’s seventh album as a solo artist, is scheduled to drop in September and promises to be a very 21st century release: It’s being referred to as an “app album” and was even recorded partially on an iPad. Each of the album’s tracks will have an accompanying app that will incorporate some sort of visual and interactive component (the rumor is that the song “Virus” will have a gaming component, for instance, while another track’s app is an interactive ebook about the solar system). The whole thing is being overseen by director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the White Stripes’ “The Hardest Button to Button”), so it’s likely just about everything attached to Biophilia will be simultaneously adorable and unnerving.