by Sveinn Birkir Björnsson of Grapevine Magazine
hosted an exclusive party last night when members of the media were invited to enjoy the worldwide debut of Björk´s new album, Volta, sceduled for release on May 7. Naturally, your Grapevine representitive was in attendance, and here is what you can expect from the upcoming album. It is a quintessential Björk album, full of quirckyness, certain to be devoured by Björk fans worldwide. Featuring ten songs and clocking in at 50 minutes, the album contains a long list of distingushed guest artist, such as: Timbaland, Mark Bell from LFO, Konono n°1, Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons, Toumani Diabate, Min Xiao-Fen, Chris Corsano and Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt. Björk will embark on a worldwide tour in support of Volta, her sixth studio album, with stops at various big music festivals such as Coachella and Roskilde. The tour will kick off in Iceland on April 9, with tickets available from www.midi.is.