Media Very VVeird Volta Teasers
posted by March 28 at 7:56 AMon
What appear to be teasers for the promotional campaign of Björk’s new album Volta are enigmatic but completely in keeping with what they’ve been like before—snippets of disorienting video, some fairly low-quality loops of sounds from the library of the new album (though not necessarily sounds from the album’s songs), some degreee of amateurism, and always with a measure of mystery or false identities. In the past teasers have been presented by a character called Meester Fly, who would pop in with reports like this one called “Organ Cries,” which preceded 2004’s Medúlla.
First this happened:
Then came this peculiar MySpace profile (who appears on both Björk’s and former Sugarcube Einar Örn’s MySpace top friends). The profile includes four audio clips that seem to be from Volta’s library of sounds. There’s definitely a bit of Konono Nr. 1 in the second clip, “Denoisering.” There’s some pretty heavy live drumming (Chippendale? Corsano?) in a couple of the tracks. But the most compelling evidence that this is part of the promo is the video. In it you’ll hear the sounds of the brass and the Chinese pipa, both known to be featured on Volta. And if you watch very closely (and maybe step back a bit), there’s a special guest toward the end:
You shouldn’t expect much too more than this until the first single, “Earth Intruders,” is released in early April.
UPDATE: It seems there are a few more of these leaking.
And in cast you missed the special guest:
New, as of Friday, March 30. Ship horns and maritime sounds echo what a reviewer noted while listening to "Wanderlust."
Crochet bits from Björk's promo photo outfit (by Icelandic Love Corporation), lyrics from "Declare Independence."