Björk's 'Stonemilker' song as a 360 degree virtual reality cinema experience, taken from the album Vulnicura.
Shot on location in Iceland by award-winning director Andrew Huang “Stonemilker” presents Björk in a 360 degree film with immersive sound performing to a special string arrangement of the haunting first track from her global hit record Vulnicura.
The piece can be viewed either as a 'magic window' or using third party virtual reality glasses designed to hold iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 and 6+ devices.
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Ratings and Reviews
Love Björk and I was a HUGE fan of the Biophilia app, and though the concept of this app/video is beyond any artists at the moment, I wish there was an option to hear the album recorded version as the version of the song that is used is lagging on all my devices and it ruins an element of the experience. But overall, I enjoy the opportunity to experience something like this.
Audio: 9 / Video: 4
The app has VR options for Cardboard, Firefly, and VR One. The sound quality is great. You can really get a sense for the binaural effect as Bjork walks around "you". However, the technical quality of the video is not very good. The boundaries where video feeds were stitched together to make a 360 are fairly obvious, there were a few glitches in the video playback speed, and the overall image quality makes me think that the filming equipment is outdated or they compressed the video file size too much. That said, I don't recommend anyone but the biggest Björk fans with a VR headset to download this app.
Works great on an iPad
I love Bjork's music and videos but I don't have a VR head set. Fortunately, it doesn't matter. On an iPad Air 2 with Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones, the sound and visual experience is enthralling. Stonemilker features exquisitely beautiful music for a string ensemble (5 each of violins, violas and cellos) surrounding Bjork sonically as she sings, providing what she describes as a "tower of equilibrium" emotionally for herself and the listener. If you like Bjork or just like good music, you will love this app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.