It will also showcase her work with video directors, photographers and fashion designers. It includes, too, her collaboration with Sir David Attenborough, who contributed narration to the album Biophilia, reading lines such as "we are on the brink of a revolution that will reunite humans with nature through new technological innovations". … [Read more...] about Retrospective of Björk’s art and life planned at New York’s MoMA
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Biophilia, a work by Icelandic recording artist Bjork that was the first-ever album app upon its release in 2011, has been inducted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It's the first time an app has been included in the collection. … [Read more...] about Bjork’s Biophilia becomes first app in New York’s Museum of Modern Art
The Icelandic singer’s previous record, Vulnicura, was a dark and fraught album that reflected on the breakdown of her marriage to artist Matthew Barney. Conversely, the new LP is “my dating album,” she told Dazed magazine. “This is like my Tinder record.” … [Read more...] about Björk announces new album: ‘This is like my Tinder record’
This is the first half of the Sacramento noise-rap group's double album, called The Powers That B, with the second part – named Jenny Death – scheduled for release in autumn this year. Death Grips, who formed in 2010, are vocalist Stefan 'MC Ride' Burnett, programmer and keyboardist Andy 'Flatlander' Morin and Zach Hill, formerly of experimental rock band Hella. As well as three albums, they have released a free self-titled EP, and a free mixtape entitled Exmilitary. … [Read more...] about Death Grips land a ‘thrilled’ Björk on their new album
Whether dis is what we do all want is open to interpretation, but the caption was telling. Confessions is Usher’s defining album, the one that offered a glimpse into the life of a then-burgeoning superstar who until that point had revealed little beyond his glorious six-pack. Focusing on what the press called his “little secrets” but also taking in themes from those close to the project (Burn was about the dissolution of Usher’s relationship with TLC’s Chilli; in Confessions Part II he sung about impregnating a mistress, though that came from Dupri’s experiences), it was an album that offered relatable expressions of pain even though the packaging was distinctly aspirational. A proper sequel – not just a Jay-Z-style The Blueprint 2, which was more like a Hollywood sequel, ie bigger, bolder, more Beyoncé – suggests that Usher might have further personal traumas to unpack (he recently separated from his second wife). … [Read more...] about To be continued … can the sequel album save Usher’s musical reputation?