If I didn’t already have a solid understanding of why she’s one of the most consistently original songwriters, producers, and vocalists of the past twenty-five years, I might have been surprised at the fact that Bjork has still got it. Biophilia, released last October, was no exception. Besides being packed full of her characteristically unique creations, she released an accompanying set of apps on the iPad. She described it as more than simply an album, rather, she conceived it as a “multimedia project,” “encompassing music, apps, Internet, installations, and live shows.”
All this is well and good. (Seriously, really very well and good. If you have an iPad, get it – it represents an evolution in how an LP can be conceived.) The music was still the best part, though. In addition to the original tracks, she’s been releasing a series of remixes, the sixth series of which just came out. All three are by British electronic musician Matthew Herbert; all three continue in the high standard Bjork established back in October.