One Little Indian Records is set to release the first in an eight-part series of remixes of tracks from Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ on April 16. The remixes will be available on 12” vinyl as well as CD and digital download, and part 1 in the series features the Current Value remixes of Crystalline and Solstice. The series will go on to feature a new set of remixes every two weeks with artists 16-bit, King Cannibal, Death Grips, El Guincho, Matthew Herbert, Hudson Mohawke, Alva Noto, and These New Puritans. Each entry in the series will also be available in a cool 500-piece limited edition deluxe package with special blue mineral papers and embossed foil lettering consisting of a 12” LP and CD.
Listen to Crystalline [Current Value Remix] on Soundcloud below.
‘Biophilia’ is available now digitally, in CD format and on vinyl via One Little Indian/Nonesuch Records. In addition to the traditional release of the album, each of the 10 tracks is also available as part of the ‘Biophilia’ App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Björk is truly innovating by bringing music together with science and technology. Take a look at how the app works below in some tutorial videos.
‘Biophilia’ was named one of 2011’s Best Apps by Apple and landed on year-end best-of lists from NME, Mojo, The Observer, and Uncut, among others. Fast Company recently named Björk one of the top five most innovative companies in music.
The project is inspired by and explores these relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic. The New York Times raves, “the new songs juxtapose hovering textures of choir and organ with sparse pointillism and sudden eruptions of breakbeat drumming, all set against Björk’s idiosyncratic melodies: pithy or sustained, pausing unexpectedly and then snaking upward and opening out to a banshee wail.”
Watch the video for Crystalline below and the video for Hollow here.