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Voltaic: The Volta Mixes (MP3s)

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Track Listing

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1Remix: Earth Intruders (XXXchange remix)4:38
2Remix: Innocence (Simian Mobile Disco)7:47
3Remix: Declare Independence (Matthew Herbert)5:23
4Remix: Wanderlust (Ratatat)5:26
5Remix: The Dull Flame of Desire (Modeselektor’s RMX for Girls)6:19
6Remix: Earth Intruders (Lexx)6:41
7Remix: Innocence (Sinden)4:32
8Remix: Declare Independence (Ghostigital in Deep End Dance)2:51
9Remix: The Dull Flame of Desire (Modeselektor’s RMX for Boys)5:24
10Remix: Innocence (Alva Noto Unitxt Remodel)6:16
11Remix: Declare Independence (Black Plus)8:47
12Remix: Innocence (Simian Mobile Disco Dub)7:46

News & Reviews

  • Björk Brings "Biophilia" to San Francisco and Los Angeles, Launching North American Tour

    Björk has brought her live Biophilia show back to North America, starting with the first of three shows outside San Francisco tonight, followed by two at the Hollywood Palladium where the venues have been set to her original Biophilia specifications as audio-visual shows in an intimate, in-the-round setting. In addition to her Biophilia performances, Björk will also appear at the Hollywood Bowl and at Echo Beach in Toronto along with three festival appearances: Pitchfork Festival, Bonnaroo, and the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa.

  • Björk Brings "Biophilia" Live Show Back to North America with Performances, Educational Workshops in San Francisco, Los Angeles

    Björk is set to bring her live Biophilia show back to North America this spring and summer. The dates include three shows outside San Francisco and two at the Hollywood Palladium where the venues have been set to her original Biophilia specifications as audio-visual shows in an intimate, in-the-round setting. In addition to her Biophilia performances Björk will also appear at the Hollywood Bowl and at Echo Beach in Toronto, along with three festival appearances: Pitchfork Festival, Bonnaroo, and the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa. The Biophilia Education Program for students will also come to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

About this Album

“This relentless restlessness liberates me,” Björk declares on the song “Wanderlust,” from her 2007 studio album, Volta, and which is also the dramatic concluding track of her new Voltaic live album, released in the US by Nonesuch Records on June 30, 2009. “I feel at home whenever the unknown surrounds me.”

Volta had been designed, Björk has said, as a journey, with the sound of fog horns and clanging bells linking individual tracks and artists from around the world making guest appearances, including Congolese band Konono No. 1, Malian kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté, pipa player Wu Man, beat-master Timbaland, Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale, and sublime chanteur Antony Hegarty. The New York Times called it “a 21st-century assemblage of the computerized and the handmade, the personal and the global.”

Voltaic, then, is a multimedia document, available in five different physical configurations, of what happened after the record was completed, a journey of a different sort as the ever-evolving singer assembled her live band, made a collection of typically amazing videos and one-step-ahead remixes, and toured the world for two years, making headline appearances at diverse venues and large festivals, including Glastonbury, Coachella, and even Harlem’s Apollo Theatre.

This MP3 album features the remixes of Volta album tracks by such fellow travelers as Spank Rock, Simian Mobile Disco, Ratatat, and Modeselektor, as heard on disc in the Voltaic deluxe package.

Voltaic serves as a coda to Volta, an album about which NME said “Volta is a thunderous return as enchanting as Debut,’’ while Q described it as “the best album that Björk has done in a decade—a reminder of what a vital force she is.”

Credits

Track 1, Ratatat are Evan Mast and Mike Stroud
Tracks 2, 12 remixed by SMD/Simian Mobile Disco
Tracks 5, 9 remixed by Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary at Modeselektor's, Restroom Inc, Studiopark, Berlin
Track 6 mix by Alex Dromgoole
Track 7 remix and additional production by Graeme Sinden; additional mixdown by Hervé; additional production on vocals by Björk
Track 8 Ghostigital produced by Curver and Einar Orn
Track 10 remixed by Alva Noto courtesy Raster-noton; Archiv fur Ton un Nichtton; Remodeled in transit, Venice, Roma Villa Massimo, Zurich

FORMAT AVAILABILITY

This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States only.

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