Artist: Elliphant Video: "Down on Life" Highlight: "When we told people we were…
- Posted on Aug 3rd 2011 1:00PM by Andrew Kerr
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Following criticism prompted by her decision to make the app compatible with just the iPad, iPhone and iTouch, the 45-year-old has now assured fans that steps were taken during programming to make the app transferable across all platforms.
She told Drowned in Sound, "I'm not supposed to say this, probably, but I'm trusting that the pirates out there won't tie their hands behind their back. That's why we really made sure when we wrote all the programs that they will transfer to other systems."
In terms of the glaring clash between the so-called punk spirit of the 'Biophilia' project and Apple's exclusive rights deal, Björk said, "There's definitely another polarity there, a conflict. The only solution for me was to somehow be some sort of a 'Kofi Annan,' and try and make these two worlds speak to each other."
'Biophilia' aims to explore the natural world through music, so as far as Björk was concerned there was only one man to introduce the project, Sir David Attenborough, the world-renowned broadcaster and naturalist. The singer explained to XFM (via Gigwise), "It was like -- ooooooh let's ask David Attenborough -- if he just says 'no' he says 'no.' Then he said 'yes' and we could just not believe it -- I was just so starstruck and then I heard him read it for the first time and I was crying. I knew the words inside out but when he read it it was like I'd never heard it before."