March 4, 2007

Bjork! New! Music!

Following on from the news of the White Stripe's new album for this year (there's also a rumour that Madonna will release a new one too!) comes news of Bjork's latest CD. I'll just copy and paste the press release from

"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."

Holy shit, right?!?!

I knew Antony from Antony and the Johnsons was guesting but on TWO tracks! And, omg, how freakin' unbelievable are the Bjork and Timbaland combinations gonna be?! This sounds like it could be more Homogenic in tone, which I will always be happy with. eep!


JA said...

Did Medulla really come out that long ago? 2004? Really? Goddamn. I'm a lousy Bjork fan, then, because I've hardly listened to it since it came out. Guess I'll throw it back onto the ol iPod and give her another chance, then.

Kamikaze Camel said...

It's totally worth it! Definitely listen to "Mouth's Cradle", "Who Is It?", "Where is the Line?", "Oceania" and "Triumph of the Heart". It's really some of her best work.