Björk: Biophilia Live Review

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Concert film from the award-winning Icelandic singer.


Merriam-Webster calls biophilia “a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature”. In Björk’s hands it’s an Earth-hugging concept album, expansive multimedia project and madder-than-a-bag-of-spanners concert movie that sees the outlandish Icelander dressed as an oyster with legs and with the Milky Way for hair. Its arty quirks make it a fans-only affair, but it’s brilliant with it, a glorious maelstrom of Alexandra Palace gig footage and brain-tickling eye food (bubbling lava, musical notes as shifting circles) that’ll amuse, entertain and bamboozle — just the way Björk likes it.

Delightfully odd, distinctly Björkian, not for newcomers.