A beautiful collection of songs based on nature, relationships and the parallels one can draw between the two. There's a lot to like here, from Bjork's ethereal as always voice (backed up by a stunning choir) to the diverse instrumentation. On the one hand there's minimalist tracks like 'Moon' and on the other there's heavy electronic elements quite unlike anything we've seen before from Bjork such as on 'Crystalline' and 'Mutual Core'. She's always had it in her.
An album that finds an unexpectedly beautiful middle-ground between expressive forces of nature and the rigid
confines of academia--that feels simultaneously intuitive and formal. Biophilia perhaps lays most bare the balancing act
she's been performing throughout her career as a solo artist.
loved it live, am loving the changes and hoping some more remixes turn up - mutual core needs one!rBest are Mutual core, thunderbolt, sacrifice, moon and cosmogony - which makes it a better record than Volta. rOnly gripe is the telsa coil isn't as hot on record as it was in manchester - it seems to be less electrifying.