New team up emerges

Brooklyn outfit Dirty Projectors have teamed up with Bjork for a new conservation themed EP.

Bjork doesn't just work with anybody. The Icelandic artist is revered as an utterly singular musician, possessing the kind of voice which is both deeply affecting and completely recognisable.

Pop, but on another level, she has previously worked with a wide array of musicians, artists and fashion designers. Breaking cover last year to play a benefit concert with Dirty Projectors, the two are due to combine on a new EP.

Titled 'Mount Wittenberg Orca' the new EP features tracks written for the benefit concert last year. Recorded in Brooklyn, it is the first new material from Bjork in some time and is due for release later this year.

The two acts secluded themselves in the Rare Book Room to work on new material, with Nicolas Vernhes taking control of production. Intriguingly, all proceeds from the EP will be donated to marine conservation.

"We've decided to give away all the money that 'Mount Wittenberg Orca' generates to the project of creating international marine protected areas," Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth said in statement to Stereogum.

"Only 1% of the oceans are protected in any way and this is a huge problem."

Continuing, the Dirty Projectors songwriter explained that the National Geographic is being used to distribute the funds. "We're working with the National Geographic Society to create areas of sustainability, so the oceans don't end up like a giant poisonous corpse hugging the continents."

The forthcoming EP will be available via Topspin, with payment being made via donations starting at $7.

Tracklisting for 'Mount Wittenberg Orca' is as follows:

'On And Ever Onward'
'When The World Comes To An End'
'Beautiful Mother'
'Sharing Orb'
'No Embrace'
'All We Are'

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