Personnel: Toumani Diabat (kora); David Bobroff, Sigurdur Porbergsson, Emil Fridfinnsson, Eirkur rn Plsson (brass); Susan Panny, Sharon Moe (horns); Jnas Sen (clavichord); Mark Blakkat Bell (keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Timbaland (keyboards); Chris Corsano (drums, percussion); Brian Chippendale (drums); Damian Taylor, Pete Davis (programming).
Audio Mixers: Jimmy Douglas; Mark "Spike" Stent; Neil Dorfsman.
Recording information: Bjork's Place, New York, NY; Damian's Place, London, England; Gee Jam Studio, Portland, Jamaica; Looking Glass Studios, New York NY; Manhattan Center Studios, New York, NY; Olympic Studios, London, England; Reyk Javik, Iceland; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; Studio Bogolan, Bamako, Mali; Studio Caraibes, Brussels, Belgium; The 23rd Floor Of The W Hotel, San Francisco, CA; The Boat, Malta, La Gomera And Tunisia; The Cabin, Thingvellir, Iceland; The Pierce Roomsin, London, England.
Editor: Damian Taylor.
Photographers: Vinoodh Matadin; Inez VanLamsweerde; Nick Knight.
Spin (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hether she's orchestrating a B-movie death march or a seaside fantasia, her vision is worth the price of submission."
The Wire (p.52) - "[An] excellent album....She is clearly controlling and shaping the direction of these tracks, forging something foreign and idiosyncratic but without a hint of kookiness."
The Wire (p.35) - Included in The Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2007".
Vibe (p.70) - "With grace and gumption, she creates a dazzling sonic cosmos all her own."
Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.52) - "VOLTA is a collection of frequently unexpected and mostly quite enjoyable sounds. Take it as a contiguous work, unique and worthy of repeated listening..."
Q (Magazine) (p.82) - Ranked #19 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[Her] most vibrant album in 10 years."