Talking of international and Icelandic artists, that Björk and those Dirty Projectors have got together to wail about a whale. Or, they've made an album together. Which, given the reverie both inspire, should make more than just whales wet.
"Mount Wittenberg Orca is called Mount Wittenberg Orca because it is about whales," says David Longstreth about their work together. This seven-song, 21-minute collection is the first original music the band has recorded since 2009's Bitte Orca.
You can listen to track VII, All We Are, here.
The whole album can be bought now, too, for a minimum donation of US$7. Head over to www.mountwittenbergorca.com and part with your cash. In keeping with the spirit of the release, all proceeds from Mount Wittenberg Orca will be donated to the National Geographic Society's Ocean Initiative.
II On and Ever Onward
III When the World Comes to an End
IV Beautiful Mother
V Sharing Orb
VI No Embrace
VII All We Are
In other Björk news, she teams up again with Antony And The Johnsons for a duet on their track Flétta, from their new album Swanlights. It's due out through Rough Trade in October and returns a favour; Antony Hegarty appeared on Björk's album Volta and joined her on its promotional tour.