Bjork’s highly anticipated album Biophilia has been on the minds of many due to the many forms and versions it has been promised to come in. Well now in addition to the digital, vinyl and app versions, we introduce … Biophilia The Ultimate Edition
With the value of physical copies dropping drastically thanks to the notion of digital media many artists have taken it into their hands to give something truly unique to fans who are willing to put their money down for something truly commemorative of an album. Pictured above is the Ultimate Edition of Bjork’s latest album, Biophilia, which features some of the most astounding features that I’m sure any album’s deluxe edition would never even come close to. It has been previously reported that Bjork’s new album is available in a number of formats including a much discussed app, but now you can buy it in a version that likely costs more than a month’s rent. If you’re not drooling yet, here are the specs from Bjork’s site:
The Ultimate Edition
Strictly Limited Made-To-Order edition with individual numbered certificate. It will be made to order and fabricated only once.
Lacquered and silkscreened Oak hinged lid case containing the Biophilia Manual, along with 10 chrome-plated tuning forks, silkscreened on one face in 10 different colors, stamped at the back, and presented in a flocked tray. Each fork adjusted to the tone of each of the tracks from Biophiia and covering a complete octave in a non-conventional scale:
Moon: E 329.6 Hz
Thunderbolt: B 246.9 Hz
Crystalline: G 392 Hz
Cosmogony: F# 370 Hz
Dark Matter: Silent fork
Hollow: C 261.6 Hz
Virus: C# 277.2 Hz
Sacrifice: A 440 Hz
Mutual Core: Eb 311.1 Hz
Solstice: A 220 Hz
Case Circa. 260 X 204 X 48mm external, overall.
Each case comes with an individual numbered certificate detailing the use of tuning forks.
The Ultimate Edition contains The Biophilia Manual
242 x 186 mm 48 pages hardbound, clothed covered and thread sewn book, tipped on lenticular panel to the front cover.
Contains 2 audio CD including the Biophila album and additional exclusive recordings.
Essays by Nikki Dibben. Design and drawings by M/M (Paris). Photography by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and M/M (Paris).
Text pages printed on 150gsm uncoated stock. Discs are presented in Black uncoated board wallets. The spine and back cover will be foil blocked.
The Manual is removed from the case by means of a ribbon pull.
The box will run you about $800 dollars USD, was designed by M/M Paris, will be made only by request and is available at the Bjork store. But for the more technological (and reasonably) inclined enjoy this video which explains the very cool Ipad App version of the album.