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Monday, March 05, 2007

BJORK ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM: VOLTA

Musical innovator and my personal love joy Björk releases her next studio album 'Volta' on May 7th 2007. 'Volta' is Bjork's sixth studio album and follows the release of 'Medulla' in 2004. Featuring ten brand new and original tracks 'Volta' is entirely written and produced by Bjork.

In the role of producer Bjork has brought in various other musicians to work on her songs and 'Volta' features some of her most interesting collaborations so far with Antony Hegarty (Antony And The Johnsons) singing on two tracks, and Timbaland (Jay-Z, Missy Elliot etc) working with Bjork on beats that she created for three further songs.

Other artists that feature on 'Volta' include electronic pioneer Mark Bell of LFO and two unique drummers – Chris Corsano (the improvisational drummer who has worked with Sonic Youth amongst others) and Brian Chippendale from Lightening Bolt. Bjork also brought in two acclaimed African artists for 'Volta' -- Toumani Diabate, the Malian kora player and Konono No1 the experimental band from The Congo who won a BBC World Music Award in 2006. She has also put together her own 10 piece female brass section of Icelandic musicians who play on three further tracks. Meanwhile Chinese pipa expert Min Xiao-Fen plays on one song.

3 Comments:

Blogger This Boy Here said...

this album better win a grammy

11:16 AM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

Honestly, she kind of lost me on 'Medulla'. A bit too far out there for me.

I wasn't a fan of 'Vespertine' either, until I saw her at Red Rocks [front row, we got to sit in the handicap seats].

If you are ever in Denver, you HAVE to see a show there. It is unspeakingly beautiful.

[Ha! Word verification is 'besag'].

9:38 PM  
Blogger Marko said...

Wow, awesome news!
I cant wait for some new Bjork. Timbalnd is recording with Madge as well as Lenny Kravitz and the grrrls from Abba. All very exciting!

7:13 PM  

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