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Artist Icon Volta (2007)
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En 2006, ses collaborations avec Antony et Toumani Diabaté sont enregistrées entre l'Islande et la Jamaïque.

L'album Volta sort en mai 2007. Il contient 10 morceaux, dont Earth Intruders, premier single de l'album, dont le clip est réalisé par Michel Ocelot, issu du cinéma d'animation. Pour cet album, elle reçoit l'aide de Timbaland aux percussions et arrangements musicaux, du chanteur Antony Hegarty pour les morceaux The Dull Flame of Desire et My Juvenile, ainsi que de Sjón. Le clip de Innocence, son second single, sera choisi parmi dix clips créés par des fans ou des inconnus, mis en ligne sur son site officiel. Elle renoue avec Michel Gondry, qui réalisera le clip de son troisième single, Declare Independance.

Le 2 mars 2008, Björk ponctue la fin de sa chanson Declare Independence (en) en criant « Tibet ! Tibet ! » pendant un concert à Shanghai en Chine, ne créant sur le moment qu'un malaise diffus parmi le public dont de nombreux membres exprimeront cependant leur vive indignation sur des forums Internet dans les jours qui suivent.

Volta est surtout teinté de cuivres (cor, tuba, trompette, trombone…) et de percussions.
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Here’s a mark of just how special Bjork is, how defined her artistic character: she can invite any amount of guests into the studio – African junk-percussion groups, futurist hip-hop producers, improv drummers, emotive torch-singers, Warp Records techno heads – and still come out with an album that sounds like no one but herself. The Icelandic vocalist’s sixth solo studio album, Volta, is both a work of extraordinary, driven experimentation and glorious, singalong pop – outsider sounds carried into the mainstream through Bjork’s sheer sense of vision.
The opening '’Earth Intruders’' sets the tone for Volta’s multi-faceted, guest-heavy approach. Produced by Timbaland and featuring percussion from collaboration-happy improv drummer Chris Corsano and Konono No.1, a Congolese shanty-town collective who build a polyrhythmic shuffle out of makeshift percussion and electric thumb-pianos, it’s an ecstatic, bounding war march, Bjork chanting ‘We are the earth intruders/We are the paratroopers/Stampede of sharpshooters’. There’s more evidence on Volta that Bjork’s in a percussive kind of mood – Corsano pops up on another tracks, ‘I See Who You Are’, while another freeform drummer, Brian Chippendale of experimental duo Lightning Bolt adds a distant, chaotic rumble to the Antony Hegarty duet, ‘’The Dull Flame Of Desire’’. But just as common is jarring techno beats, the warm horns of an Icelandic brass section, or the twang of the African kora.
Ultimately, then, it’s easiest to understand Volta through the precocious personality of Bjork herself. Here, she sounds energised and politicised - ‘’Hope’’ is a philosophical tract about suicide bombers, while ‘’Declare Independence’’ finds her chanting ‘Start your own currency/Make your own stamp/Protect your language/Declare independence’ over robust electronic beats and glitches. But also, Volta is shot through with a very immediate, live-for-the-moment passion. On ‘’I See Who You Are’’, Bjork celebrates her lover’s body before aging and death takes its toll: ‘Let’s celebrate now/All this flesh on our bones/Let me push you up against me tightly/And enjoy every bit of you.’ Joyful, expressive, brave, intelligent: in short, another great Bjork album.

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