Björk’s Biophilia (2011) and the Remysticizing of Science

Björk Guðmundsdóttir began working on her seventh studio album, Biophilia, in the wake of the 2008 stock market collapse. Much like the rest of the world, the nation of Iceland — Björk’s birthplace — responded to the economic crisis unfurling before them by offering up a familiar sacrifice: its natural resources and environmental protections. In […]