The album unfolds as a dramatic opera in ten acts, each exploring a natural phenomenon, a biological occurrence or a science such as crystals, dna, lightning and gravity. But as far around the universe listener is led, as far kept you around in the musical ring. For Björk is also musicologist. The phenomena which describes the songs for objects to a related musical structure or an instrument that will be explored - for example, harmony, scale, chords or rhythm.
Take the song 'Mutual Core'. The theme is tectonic plates, and the musical resource is powerful chords. These clashing in hard drum'n'bass-like eruptions, which replaces some beautiful rocking organ pieces. The quiet lake before the storm. Or 'Thunderbolt' if the rhythm of the deep and gloomy bass counts the time between lightning and thunder. Another example is the first single 'Crystalline' with the harp crisp characters and atonal harmony explores crystal structure so that end in a thundering explosion, you have not heard from Björk's 'Army of Me'. And at the same time throw the album in the most natural on with all sorts of genres from breakcore to touching popsongs. It lacked also useful.
Björk has committed a both original and sumptuous work about life, music, nature and the universe, and as such could 'Biophilia' appropriately take place next to Bach and Mozart on the satellite, which is set in the endless cycle in the atmosphere in honor of the future and any possible other living beings. Brillant.