Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Björk’s Biophilia: The $800 Box Set- Bjork iconic musician, performance artist and huckster??

IN THE WTF FILE    As reported courtesy of Stereogum:
 [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. 
 This is fine and dandy but all this art (and pretense) for $800??
 Bjork is pretty much an avant-garde iconic musician and performance artist but I would of never thought of her as a huckster. When so many people are struggling to make a dolla to even put this out there for the outlandish price of $800 is not only offensive but just plain silly. I hope to Gawd that the proceeds are earmarked to a charity or something in that vein.
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