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Bjork: New album fuses music, technology, nature

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REYKJAVIK, ICELAND (AP) - Icelandic star Bjork says her new album fuses the natural world and iPad apps to invent a music genre she calls an "appbox."

"Biophilia" _ and a host of applications representing specific tracks on the album _ are out Monday, and are meant to immerse listeners in a complete audio-visual experience.

Speaking to AP ahead of the launch, Bjork said she sees "the structure and shapes of songs" during the creative process.

That led her to work with a team of iPad app designers and musicians. She describes the app technology as "more like an accessory," and says many fans will listen to the album in a traditional way.

The beauty of Bjork's homeland is an inspiration. The singer says the link between the environment and music is "effortless and natural."

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The iPad is made by Apple Inc.

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