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- Released: May 8, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Atlantic
Spin - p.903.5 stars out of 5
-- "[W]hether she's orchestrating a B-movie death march or a seaside fantasia, her vision is worth the price of submission."
The Wire - p.52
"[An] excellent album....She is clearly controlling and shaping the direction of these tracks, forging something foreign and idiosyncratic but without a hint of kookiness."
The Wire - p.35
Included in The Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2007".
Vibe - p.70
"With grace and gumption, she creates a dazzling sonic cosmos all her own."
Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.52) - "VOLTA is a collection of frequently unexpected and mostly quite enjoyable sounds. Take it as a contiguous work, unique and worthy of repeated listening..."
Q (Magazine) - p.82Ranked #19
in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[Her] most vibrant album in 10 years."
- 1.Earth Intruders
- 3.The Dull Flame of Desire
- 5.I See Who You Are
- 6.Vertebrae by Vertebrae
- 9.Declare Independence
- 10.My Juvenile
Adapter: Nico Muhly.
Personnel: Toumani Diabat? (kora); David Bobroff, Sigurdur Porbergsson, Emil Fridfinnsson, Eiríkur ?rn Pálsson (brass); Susan Panny, Sharon Moe (horns); Jónas Sen (clavichord); Mark Blakkat Bell (keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Timbaland (keyboards); Chris Corsano (drums, percussion); Brian Chippendale (drums); Damian Taylor, Pete Davis (programming).
Audio Mixers: Jimmy Douglas; Mark "Spike" Stent; Neil Dorfsman.
Recording information: Bjork's Place, New York, NY; Damian's Place, London, England; Gee Jam Studio, Portland, Jamaica; Looking Glass Studios, New York NY; Manhattan Center Studios, New York, NY; Olympic Studios, London, England; Reyk Javik, Iceland; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; Studio Bogolan, Bamako, Mali; Studio Caraibes, Brussels, Belgium; The 23rd Floor Of The W Hotel, San Francisco, CA; The Boat, Malta, La Gomera And Tunisia; The Cabin, Thingvellir, Iceland; The Pierce Roomsin, London, England.
Editor: Damian Taylor.
Photographers: Vinoodh Matadin; Inez VanLamsweerde; Nick Knight.