For the broader pop cultural population, Björk’s brilliant musical creativity is surpassed by her eccentric personal brand. Not for nothing, I guess. To wit: Last week I was on FUSE’s Hoppus On Music to talk about the albums of the year (so far), and people started chuckling just at the windup about Biophilia and its thematic focus on nature and its attendant iPad apps. (Granted, I am hilarious.) But if you buy into Björk’s wares, this time you can really buy into her wares. Meet Biophilia’s $812 edition. The photos are above, and Hypebeast elaborates:
[This] strictly limited-edition, lacquered and silkscreened oak hinged lid case comes with the full Biophilia Manual as well as 10 chrome-plated tuning forks, silkscreened on one face in 10 different colors, stamped at the back, and presented in a flocked tray. Furthermore, each fork is adjusted to the tone of each of the tracks from Biophiia and covers a complete octave in a non-conventional scale. is adjusted to the tone of each of the tracks from Biophiia and covers a complete octave in a non-conventional scale.
Imagine a studio audience’s response to that bit. There’s also a 48 page hardbound, cloth-covered and thread-sewn manual, 2 CDs, additional essays and exclusive recordings. It’s designe by M/M (based in Paris).
If you want this, you have one week to order it, and also you have serious love for Björk. Her online store is taking orders only until August 12th.