Mount Wittenberg Orca [EP] - Dirty Projectors
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  • Summary: Bjork and the Dirty Projectors originally performed these songs in a bookstore and released the recordings digitally to benefit the preservation of protected marine life and oceans.
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  1. Oct 24, 2011
    90
    Fearing that these songs were indicative of indie-pop conformity would not only be ignoring the group's rich and varied history with melody and rhythm, but also underestimating the ingenuity and convictions that Longstreth has consistently boasted throughout his recorded career.
  2. Mount Wittenberg Orca is uniquely and charmingly straightforward.
  3. 80
    With Björk and Longstreth sharing lead vocals, and instrumental contributions pared back to just a few drones and pulses, the result is a fascinating evocation of Orcan existence, implicitly acknowledging the entire planet as a home.
  4. Oct 24, 2011
    80
    Much as [Bjork's] presence is immediately arresting and enhances its charms no end, it's a testament to the strength of Longstreth's songwriting that Mount Wittenberg Orca wouldn't suffer were she not a feature.
  5. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    Just when you thought Bjork had plumbed and conquered every depth and summit of her range, Dirty Projectors have shepherded her to newer pastures. [Dec 2011, p.81]
  6. Oct 24, 2011
    77
    The songs here are shorter, less cluttered, and just generally easier to listen to than Bitte Orca, which will disappoint you only if you love Dirty Projectors because of their relentless complexity.
  7. Oct 24, 2011
    60
    From the deep bellowing bass of Nat Baldwin to the horizon-racing ride cymbal of Brian McOmber, Mount Wittenberg Orca allows Bjork's singular diction to dovetail with the Dirty Projectors' quirky male-female vocalizing, floating weightlessly like a thousand ecstatic whooshes.

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