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Mount Wittenberg Orca CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 225021892
UPC: 801390030222
UPC 14: 00801390030222
Release Date: 10/24/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Ocean ~ Dirty Projectors/Bj?rk
2. On and Ever Onward ~ Dirty Projectors/Bj?rk
3. When the World Comes to an End ~ Dirty Projectors/Bj?rk
4. Beautiful Mother ~ Dirty Projectors/Bj?rk
5. Sharing Orb ~ Dirty Projectors/Bj?rk
6. No Embrace ~ Dirty Projectors/Bj?rk
7. All We Are ~ Dirty Projectors/Bj?rk
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Nicolas Vernhes; Bj?rk; Dave Longstreth.
Muze PNote Recording information: Rare Book Room (04/28/2010-05/01/2010).
Muze PNote Photographers: Matthew Lessner; Dave Longstreth.
Muze PNote The Dirty Projectors and Bj?rk might not seem like the most obvious pairing, but their collaboration on Mount Wittenberg Orca is nevertheless inspired. Like Bj?rk, David Longstreth and company share a fascination with vocal interplay, unusual arrangements, and songwriting that balances pop and experimental impulses. Indeed, it was the Dirty Projectors' involvement in a Bj?rk tribute album curated by Stereogum.com that was the catalyst for this project, which benefitted the National Geographic Society Oceans Project. Fittingly, water is the main inspiration for these songs, which flow into one another like tributaries. The Dirty Projectors and Bj?rk wanted Mount Wittenberg Orca to have a spontaneous feeling, so the EP was recorded in a matter of days, creating a fascinating tension between the intricate pieces and unstudied performances. Vocals are the main focus here, and the Projectors' female singers teeter between sweet coos and tart braying on the opening track "Ocean" and "On and Ever Onward," which features Bj?rk singing lead and showcases the avant-pop leanings of both acts to their finest; "Sharing Orb," meanwhile, contrasts her free-form singing with structured backing vocals worthy of an operetta or `40s and `50s vocal pop. Longstreth takes the lead on the childlike-yet-complex "When the World Comes to an End" and the particularly lovely "No Embrace," which sounds like `60s soul sung by mer-people. It all culminates on "All We Are," a duet between Bj?rk and Longstreth surrounded by backing vocals that are as beckoning and changeable as sirens. A brief but powerful statement, Mount Wittenberg Orca brings remarkably creative artists together for a good cause, and ends up bringing out the best in all of them in the process. ~ Heather Phares

Engineer: Nicolas Vernhes

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/24/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DN0302
Music Label Name Label : Domino
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00801390030222

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Dirty Projectors
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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