The first song from Bjork’s multimedia album Biophilia which will encompass music, iPad apps installations and more has just been released. ‘Crystalline’ is our first glimpse into the project that promises to examine “how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure”. So far, so ambitious.
‘Crystalline’ is a similarly expansive song as it turns out. It’s always good to hear Bjork on a track but it’s the multi-layered whipcracking beats and subtle percussion that win out here. Plus, drum and bass ending!
Bjork is debuting new material starting tomorrow night at Manchester International Festival.
Another thing to look forward to – the Omar Souleyman remix: