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Check Out: Björk – “Virus”

on August 07, 2011, 11:58am

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Following “Crystalline” and “Cosmology”, “Virus” is our third taste off Björk’s forthcoming LP Biophilia. Give it a spin below.

The track will be available for purchase tomorrow (Aug. 8th) via digitial outlets. Its corresponding app will go on sale the following day (Aug. 9th).

Biophilia is due for release on September 27th; pre-order your preference at Nonesuch Records’ webstore.

Hat tip to BjorkSpain.com for the tip…

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hmmmmm
August 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Good or bad, that’s up to personal opinion. No criticism of music theory will replace individual response. I think the bigger issue is that her earlier work seemed to have a much more natural inspiration. Of late, her music appears to have been born from a more purposely engineered blueprint – not unlike the work of her husband. Visceral art looses something when it is picked apart and overanalyzed. Oops! Guilty!

mental giant
August 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

i’d like to be excited about this, but i think i’ve come to the realization that i’m just bored of her vocals. it’s all very similar and nothing so extraordinary. might be more fun if she did an all instrumental album or music generated all from mental telepathy. 

Beano
August 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

thanks for your wikipedia reference, but a little more respect would be nice. bjork deserves some big points for innovation and incorporation of other genres into pop music…but to paint her as brian eno’s = is laughable. i’m scratching my head here, but if i had to try and make sense of your equation, the only area bjork excels is in her dramatic flair and showmanship in terms of perfoming…if you want a ‘show’. she is essentially a pop artist even though her music is much broader than that. i’m not bashing pop either. brian eno essentially formed his own musical genre to a large extent that nearly everyone has by now absorbed some of his influence and sounds in their music. he continues to lead the way by thinking both within and outside of the sound he creates. and, as far as who he has directly influenced, you pretty much only have to check out artists on the warp label, i.e. autechre to find how deep his influence runs. i think it’s a little too early to tell with bjork although perhaps the duo ‘the knife’ should give her a little credit.   

astrostarico
August 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Brian Eno was a keyboard player in the British group Roxy Music in the 1970’s. Eno later created solo albums that redefined the emerging ‘ambient’ music genre – check out ‘Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks.’ He has collaborated with significant music artists including David Bowie - 
check out albums ‘Low’ ‘Heroes’ and ‘Lodger’ where Eno’s sound is most evident. Even more so I highly recommend the album ‘My Life in the Bush of Ghosts’ with David Byrne (Talking Heads) and ‘Remain in Light’ by Talking Heads for which he was producer. Eno is most credited for his work as the producer of seven albums for the Irish group U2. 

I rate Bjork as an equal to Brian Eno – she is an incredible innovator, with Biophillia being an incredible project. I am so inspired by her recent work, I have even booked a ticket to see her perform Biophillia at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykavik in Iceland in October 2011.

If you research and read the comments about Bjork the person, the musician by all the collaborators in music and new media who have worked with her on the new Biophillia project, you will really understand that she has not run out of ideas, but merely innovating her own music universe – love it or leave it!  

Drizzle
August 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

a sad sad day…i used to love bjork. what happened??? there used to be a time that she could do a song like this in her sleep. oh well…maybe we’re all just growing up and on to better things. still, she’s an inspiration..hopefully some kid out there will get off the lady gagme and be inspired by Homogenic or Medulla. 

btw…why are we still talking about D&B anyway? isn’t that some old shizz? bjork should know better ;(

Sidney
August 9, 2011 at 7:14 am

anybody criticizing bjork for doing visual work has their head so far up their ass 

Sidney
August 9, 2011 at 7:13 am

the d&b outro wouldnt have the same impact if it hadn’t been set up.  

Angel Enmanuel Ortiz Rosario
August 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

i can tell your musical taste must be either really really good (enough for you to hate as much as you do) or it sucks to the point where you need to rely on bashing artists just to sound cool. just sayinggg.

Angel Enmanuel Ortiz Rosario
August 9, 2011 at 6:02 am

if you feel the need to want to sound so smart by hating continuously on Bjork…you need to look no further. apparently this is the “i’m so cool and sophisticated i listen to Yo Yo Ma!?!? and know so much about music it’s not even funny” kind of webpage. now…if we go beyond the “smart” ones, we find an artist who is connecting nature and technology…like it or not, she’s changing the face of music as we speak. to compare her to lady gaga and madonna is enormously vague and ridiculous, but to say her work post medulla is a joke?…i would LOVE to know what in the world they listen to. instead of hating, appreciate. if you can’t appreciate, don’t ruin it for others just because you feel you have the “right” to do so. it doesn’t make you original…it makes you quite ordinary.

Funkneverdies
August 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

Never read such bullshit….

Gumbygold
August 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I wouldn’t say it’s a bad song, but there isn’t anything about it that makes me want to listen again, unlike most of her genius older works.

moko
August 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm

nothing new here. she really should hang it up. she sounded quite original a long time ago with the help of other people who were much more talented than her. bjork and madonna are very similar in a lot of ways, but especially in how much they care about their own image, and the extent of other people making most of their music and visuals for them. there are lesser known artists doing much more original work right now. but i guess the bjorks and madonnas of the world have had a purpose in introducing and popularizing certain sounds to an audience that otherwise would be indifferent. 

I<3yams
August 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

you don’t know what you are talking about, dude. bjork’s vocals, courage, and persona are talents in themselves, don’t you think? And I think saying that she depends on the help of others “much more talented than her” is a baseless statement. As for lesser known artists being more creative right now, I’d say that’s hard to judge. Although Bjork’s new music doesn’t affect me the way Debut and Medulla did, I still haven’t heard anything like it before. It’s 100% Bjork. I just think she’s put herself in a position where she has to wow her listeners with something cray-cray with each release, but as her career is now around 2 decades long, I think it’s become less and less probable for her to reach new heights. If some other female artist released a single like this, I think people would give her a lot more credit for it. It’s just that this single’s from Bjork. She’s getting old, dude. But she’s still Bjork, and more power to her to have created such big expectations from her audience!  I look forward to hearing the rest of the album. 

Lilmerboy
August 21, 2011 at 9:51 pm

omg like lady gaga is so innovative

Meta
August 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm

The only way björk is going to surprise anyone at this point with her music is if she collaborates with rihanna.

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