Björk's ambitious Biophilia app has been released for Android two years after it's iOs debut as part of Björk's continuing education project.
A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter sought £375,000 but only managed to pull in around £15,000 - developments in technology though have meant that the app has ported to Android at significantly reduced expense...so here it is.
The Biophilia app features all of the albums 9 songs distributed throughout an interactive 3D galaxy, costs €9.99 and promises
"…an extraordinary and innovative multimedia exploration of music, nature and technology…Comprising a suite of original music and interactive, educational artworks and musical artifacts…"
In April 2012, Björk began releasing an eight-part remix series to promote Biophilia, entitled "bastards".
Björk's inventive presentation has always been extremely idiosyncratic in striving to innovate and challenge visually and musically - the Biophilia app is a grand proposition, and no exception.
Artists at the edge of music technology are always welcome but with so many props in place to support the vision perhaps the music suffers?