Björk's Voltaïc is Released - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Björk’s Voltaïc is Released

Published July 10, 2009

Björk’s Voltaïc, a collection of concert and music videos and bonus materials compiled from the tour supporting her seventh studio release Volta in 2007, was released yesterday. The 2007 Volta tour attracted significant attention for the showmanship of it all and the controversy it conjured after the artist called for freedom in Tibet during her March 2nd show in Shanghai, China.
Critics have been raving about the CD/DVD set, which they differentiate from live offerings of other bands, saying Voltaïc’s sound is cleaner than most bands’ studio albums and calling the release more than just a sidenote in Björk’s library; it’s a stand-alone piece in its own right.
The audio portion of the offering features eleven tracks from Volta, recorded in a single take at Olympic Studio’s in London. The video component runs 90-minutes in length, and screens this afternoon at Háskólabíó at 16:00.


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