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BJORK Announces New Album, “Volta”

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 2March07

Bjork and her mad minions have announced the follow-up album to “Medulla” will finally hit shelves in May!

The new album, her 6th studio release is called “Volta”, and features Antony Hegarty singing on two tracks, and Timbaland helping with beats!

bjork Here’s the scoop from bjork.com :

“Musical innovator Björk releases her next studio album ‘Volta’ on May 7th 2007.

‘Volta’ is Björk’s sixth studio album and follows the release of ‘Medúlla’ in 2004.

Featuring ten brand new and original tracks ‘Volta’ is entirely written and produced by Björk.

In the role of producer Björk 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 Björk 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.

Björk 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.”

So it read! And now we can start counting down: One, 2, three, four, 5, …… etc

Bjork.com also includes all confirmed tour dates, which has a lot of festivals lined up. AND Pitchfork News says that they will be featuring an exclusive interview with her on Monday, so be sure to check that out.

And, as if that wasn’t reason enough to rejoice, diehard fans can also catch her in the documentary about the Icelandic music scene, “Screaming Masterpiece”, along with Mum, Sigur Ros, and Aniime.

 

 

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