[Listen] Bjork + the Dirty Projectors' Mount Wittenberg Orca
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.
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