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Damon Albarn Preps Songs from wonder.land, Hits The Studio With Gorillaz

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last year, Damon Albarn wrote the music for wonder.land, a musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. Later this month, the soundtrack for it is finally going to be released as songs from wonder.land, and the Blur/Gorillaz frontman has shared three songs from it — “Who Are You,” “Me,” and “Secrets” — and two […]

Gorillaz Studio Footage Featuring Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett Surfaces

Last year, artist Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn talked about the return of Gorillaz, with Albarn saying the group was set to begin recording in September. Today, Hewlett posted a pair of videos to Instagram that show him and Albarn recording in the studio. Show More Summary

Damon Albarn’s Wonder.land soundtrack to be released this month.

A while back, I learned that Damon Albarn was working on a West End musical. A few months later, he teased that it could be based on a beloved children’s book. Eventually, he ended up revealing that it was a musical called Wonder.Land,...Show More Summary

Damon Albarn's Alice In Wonderland-Inspired Musical Soundtrack Announced

Last year, Damon Albarn scored a musical called wonder.land which was inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic novel Alice in Wonderland. Following numerous performances in London last summer and fall, the Blur/Gorillaz frontman's score (which features a book and lyrics by Moira Buffini) is finally getting a physical release. Show More Summary

'They'll Have to Kill Us First' underscores the courage of Mali's musicians

The music of Mali has long been a source of fascination and inspiration for Western artists — including Britpop star Damon Albarn, who produced a compilation of some of the country's gritty, polyrhythmic pop songs in 2002. But in global hot spots a lot can change in a hurry. In 2012, the northern...

Back and Forth: Kano x Damon Albarn

Grime MC Kano sat down with long-time friend and musical collaborator Damon Albarn from Blur to talk about the track they made together for his new record as well as table tennis, football, and more.

Damon Albarn crowned a "local King" of Mali

photo: Damon Albarn w/ Blur @ MSG,2015 (more by Dana [Distortion] Yavin) Damon Albarn has a long history of being active in Africa and in African music. After a recent performance in Mali, Albarn has been given the status of "local....

Newswire: Damon Albarn has been named a “local king” of Mali

Damon Albarn is already many things, including being the frontman and singer for Blur, the Gorillaz, and the officially unnamed supergroup behind The Good, The Bad, & The Queen. Now, he can add another interesting title to his résumé:...Show More Summary

Blur's Damon Albarn Given 'Local King' Status in Mali

Blur's Damon Albarn, who has travelled to Mali frequently since 2002 to collaborate with local artists there, was given the status of "local king" earlier this month when he returned to the West African nation to perform at the Festival Acoustik Bamako. BBC Radio 4 reports that in addition to the...

Damon Albarn Made "Local King" in Mali

Photo by Debbie Hickey/Getty Images Damon Albarn has long supported the West African state of Mali. In 2002, he released Mali Music, a collaboration with local musicians. He's also released two albums (2013's Maison Des Jeunes and 2015's In C Mali) with Africa Express, another ongoing collaboration with Mali musicians. Show More Summary

Damon Albarn Honored As “Local King” In Mali

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In 2000, Damon Albarn traveled to Mali with Oxfam, and during his trip, he met and recorded music with a number of Malian musicians, which he eventually released in the 2002 album Mali Music. A few weeks ago, Albarn returned to Mali to perform at Toumani Diabaté’s three-day Festival Acoustik Bamako, and while he was […]

Damon Albarn declared “local king” of Mali, Africa

Gorillaz/Blur frontman honored for his continued involvement in the country's music scene.

Damon Albarn given "Local King" Status In Mali

What's so good? Words by Cathy Zeilfelder Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur and member of animated band Gorillaz, has been named as a ‘local king’ in the West African state of Mali. The music of Mali has been a great inspiration forShow More Summary

Damon Albarn Performs in Mali Despite State of Emergency

Photo via Damon Albarn's Instagram This weekend, Damon Albarn performed in Mali at the Festival Acoustik Bamako, alongside artists including Tony Allen and Songhoy Blues. The performance went ahead despite Mali having been in a state of emergency since last November, when terrorists attacked a hotel in the capital. Show More Summary

Fufanu – “Ballerina In The Rain (Damon Albarn Remix)”

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

It seems Blur and Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn has become pretty cozy with Icelandic duo Fufanu’s music after they supported both him and Blur on a couple of spot dates. Albarn has remixed Fufanu’s latest offering “Ballerina In The Rain,” injecting the original Nick Zinner-produced track with some bounce. The remix adds some playful percussion, […]

Damon Albarn Remixes Icelandic Band Fufanu's "Ballerina in the Rain"

Photo via Damon Albarn's Instagram Back in 2014, Icelandic band Fufanu supported Damon Albarn at London's Albert Hall; the following summer, Albarn recruited them again for a support slot at Blur's Hyde Park show. Now, Albarn has remixed...Show More Summary

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