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Björk brings together music and science in her new video "Hollow" When you think about Björk, you imagine her up to something weird. And we don't mean weird in a bad way, but more in the way of something interesting, yet...weird. For her latest video "Hollow" she worked with a biomedical animator and the result is beautiful kaleidoscope-looking moving images. Whether your a fan of the song or not, it's an interesting cross section between genres of science and music. In an email to NPR she describes the idea behind Hollow as: It's just the feeling when you start thinking about your ancestors and DNA that the grounds open below you and you can feel your mother and her mother, and her mother, and her mother, and her mother 30,000 years back. So suddenly you're this kinda tunnel, or trunk of DNA ... All these ghosts come up so it ended up begin a Halloween song and quite gothic in a way ... It's like being part of this everlasting necklace when you're just a bead on a chain and you sort of want to belong and be a part of it and it's just like a miracle. If you happen to have missed the release of of her new video for "Hollow" on NPR two weeks ago because you were doing something weird too, not to worry--here it is again. Watch Björk's video for "Hollow" below.
Bjork's new video for 'Moon' is more than just a belt that doubles as a harp In the video for 'Moon,' Bjork's latest single from the upcoming Biophilia album, she plays a harp-belt that coordinates with her gold nails. Her hair is also phenomenal but let's not get sidetracked--Bjork's music is really what steals the show. "Moon" is not as intense as the album's first single 'Crystalline' but it has a sparse, extraterrestrial quality that best showcases Bjork's piercing vocals. Biophilia, which was released on the 27th of September, includes an interactive iPhone/iPad app for each song. Using touchscreen technology in a new way, Bjork offers games that are more like art projects. For example, in the app for the song 'Virus' you have to save a cell from viral infection. As a new stage of the viral cycle begins, a new part of the song plays. The biological process is linked to Bjork's music and when you beat the game, the music stops. How deep is that? For diehard Bjork fans, there's also a $812 ultimate edition boxset for Biophilia. It comes with 2 CDs, a 48-page clothed-covered book, exclusive recordings and a selection of essays. Granted, if you are considering shelling out that much for a Bjork boxset, you probably already know all about it. Keep scrolling for some still from the "Moon" video and check out Bjork's website for more information.
Everybody get down this Friday with 11 teen pop singles from under-aged, oversexed 12-year-olds. What, that doesn't sound like fun? [dis magazine] Björk will be unveiling Biophilia, a multimedia project at the MIF this summer, complete with a 30-foot pendulum that creates musical patterns from the earth's gravitational pull. [Dazed Digital] Ryan O'Connell's generational signifiers. #xanax #grizzlybear #narcissism #kombucha #ikea #croptops #unemployment. [Thought Catalogue] Porn stars were violated in ways that weren't invited this past week. STD test results and personal info about thousands of porn performers leaked to the public. [Gawker] Ear candy from 19-year-old Leno Lovecraft. #italodisco [Altered Zones] Hurray for the weekend!