Mount Wittenberg Orca

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Mount Wittenberg Orca
EP by Björk & Dirty Projectors
Released 30 June 2010
Recorded 28 April–1 May 2010
Genre Alternative, experimental, folk
Length 21:19
Label self-released
Producer David Longstreth
Dirty Projectors chronology
Bitte Orca
(2009)
Mount Wittenberg Orca
(2010)
Swing Lo Magellan
(2012)
Björk chronology
Voltaïc
(2009)
Mount Wittenberg Orca
(2010)
Biophilia
(2011)

Mount Wittenberg Orca is a 2010 EP by Dirty Projectors and Björk, released on 30 June 2010 in digital-only format and released on CD and Vinyl by Domino Records on 24 October 2011.[1] News of the album was announced on Björk's official website on 26 June 2010, four days before its release.

Recording[edit]

In May 2009, Björk and Dirty Projectors wrote a musical suite entitled Mount Wittenberg Orca and performed it at a Manhattan benefit concert.[2] In April 2010, Björk and Dirty Projectors recorded the suite at Brooklyn studio Rare Book Room.[2]

Mount Wittenberg is located at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The inspiration for the EP came when Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors saw a pod of whales off the coast while hiking at that spot.[3]

Release[edit]

All digital sales proceeds were donated to the National Geographic Society Oceans Initiatives, which helps create international marine protected areas.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ocean"   2:09
2. "On and Ever Onward"   2:01
3. "When the World Comes to an End"   3:08
4. "Beautiful Mother"   2:16
5. "Sharing Orb"   2:48
6. "No Embrace"   4:14
7. "All We Are"   4:44

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Mount Wittenberg Orca:[3]

  • Written by: David Longstreth
  • Performed by: Nathaniel Baldwin, Björk, Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Angel Deradoorian, David Longstreth and Brian McOmber.
  • Recorded at the Rare Book Room, 4/28 - 5/1/2010 by Nicolas Vernhes
  • Assisted by Tom Gloady
  • Produced by David Longstreth
  • Mixed by Nicolas Vernhes with David Longstreth and Björk
  • Mastered by Joe Lambert
  • Mount Wittenberg trailers directed by Matthew Lessner, montelomax.com
  • Björk thanks:
    James Merry
    Damian Taylor
    David Beal
    Derek Birkett
    Scott Rodger
    Mat Whittington
  • Dirty Projectors thank:
    Jake Longstreth
    Niles Baldwin
    Jake Friedman
    Alec Bemis
  • Special Thanks:
    Laurence Bell, Peter Berard, Jonny Bradshaw and Morgan Lebus at Domino Records
    Loren Chodosh
    Steve Choo
    Matthew Lessner
    Erin Potts and Air Traffic Control
    Ian Rogers and TopSpin
    Eric Sala and the National Geographic Society
    Brandon Stosuy and Stereogum
    Jonathan Sulkow and Prod4Ever

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