Video: Bjork on Colbert

We’ve heard cuts off Björk’s new album, Biophilia, in a variety of formats — as an art installment, a Michel Gondry-directed music video, and as an iPad app — but now for a more traditional take: live on Stephen Colbert’s satirical cable show, The Colbert Report. While her precise, half-a cappella rendition of “Cosmogony” certainly did the LP justice, it was the meeting of intriguing Colbert-Björk minds that stole the show around here. In addition to one of the more straightforward explanations by Björk on her use of a touchscreen for composition and presentation of the music (it helped her play an instrument and sing simultaneously), Colbert lightened up the conversation brilliantly, as usual, with fun quips and a foray into the topic of Icelandic elves.

All told, we got yet another memorable music moment from the folks at Comedy Central, so let’s revisit both segments below (via Audio Perv):