We've waited long enough: Mount Wittenberg Orca, the Bjork/Dirty Projectors collab, will now be out on LP and CD on October 24/25.
The hand-numbered, limited edition LP version will have a 3D lenticular sleeve, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl and a 12 page large-format full color booklet. It's pretty pricey at $28 (plus $6 for shippng), but a very limited number of the LPs will come with an exclusive Dirty Projectors signed photo print of the album cover when ordered from Domino Records (pre-order it here).
David Longstreth wrote the Mount Wittenberg Orca music in five days in May 2009, following a conversation with Björk about the small theaters in Italy where opera was born in the 1500s. The suite was originally performed unamplified in Manhattan bookstore Housing Works the following month.
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All proceeds from the digital sales from http://www.mountwittenbergorca.com went to the National Geographic Society for the project of creating international marine protected areas, since nspiration for the EP came when Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors saw a pod of whales off the coast while hiking at Mount Wittenberg at Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California.
Dirty Projectors + Björk - On and Ever Onward by DominoRecordCo