Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dirty Projectors and Björk Release Mount Wittenberg Orca Today

Domino released Mount Wittenberg Orca, the collaborative album from Dirty Projectors and Björk, on physical formats for the first time today.

The hand numbered, limited edition LP version will feature a deluxe three-dimensional lenticular sleeve, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl and a deluxe 12 page large-format full color booklet. A very limited number of the LPs will come with an exclusive Dirty Projectors signed photo print of the album cover when purchased from the Domino Mart.

News of Mount Wittenberg Orca initially spread through a series of online trailers, which featured music and imagery from an unknown album. On June 30th, 2010, a week after being announced and only two months after being recorded, Dirty Projectors and Bjork self-released Mount Wittenberg Orca, selling downloads from the website Mountwittenbergorca.com to benefit the National Geographic Society. The album raised over $40,000 to promote sustainable ocean programs. That website continues to exist, with all monies contributing to the study and preservation of the world's oceans, while this present release will be the first time this music is available in a physical format in the world's record stores.

This record is a triumph for Björk and for Dirty Projectors. It effortlessly merges the energy and rawness of the band's live shows with the intricate arrangement and delicate beauty of Bitte Orca. Björk abides as a kind of artistic patron saint, sharing the spotlight rather than dominating it. Her mix of sophistication and feeling, of composition and instantaneity, has become the blueprint for a generation of creative musicians — and with Mount Wittenberg Orca, Dirty Projectors prove themselves at the forefront of that generation.

Listen to a stream of ‘On and Ever Onward

Purchase Mount Wittenberg Orca