Musical innovator and icon Björk
releases her next studio album Volta
on May 7, 2007 on One Little Indian Records/Atlantic Records. Volta is Björk sixth studio album and follows the release of Medulla
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 Anthony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons
) singing on two tracks, and Timbaland
, Missy Elliott
, etc.) working with Björk on beats that she created for three further songs.
Other featured artist 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 Lightning Bolt
Björk also brought in two acclaimed African artists for Volta — Toumani Diabaté
, the Malian kora player and Konono No.1
the experimental band from The Congo who won a BBC World Music Award in 2006. She has also put together her own ten piece female brass section of Icelandic musicians who play on three tracks. Chinese pipa expert Min Xiao-Fen plays on one song.
Björk has confirmed various festival appearances through 2007 including Coachella, Glastonbury, Werchter and Roskilde.
- More on Björk here