Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Riley's innovative composition.
Africa Express is Damon Albarn’s project that brings together Western musical luminaries (Brian Eno, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Albarn himself) with Malian musicians. Last year, they released the Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes album. And later this month, they’ll release their tribute to Terry Riley’s landmark minimalist composition “In C,” which Riley [...]
You can’t help but want to hate Damon Albarn. While he may not be the most irritating of the Britpop survivors, (as long as fellow Blur-ite Alex James is still… Continue reading The post Damon Albarn at the Royal Albert Hall: I’m sorry to say he killed it appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Blur/Gorillaz mastermind dazzles London with 26-song, two-encore concert.
Young Fathers @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield) Edinburgh hip hop trio Young Fathers have taken home this year's Mercury Prize, beating out FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club, Anna Calvi & others. The winning album is called...
Damon Albarn’s debut solo album, Everyday Robots, focused both thematically and sonically on the interaction between humanity and technology, the organic and the artificial. So it’s only natural that Albarn was recently invited to perform at Tokyo’s National Museum Of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) for an audience that contained a couple of creepy Uncanny [...]
Watch Damon Albarn Perform a Solo Concert for Androids
British trip-hopper Tricky was recently the subject of a documentary for FACT TV based around his new album Adrian Thaws. In the mini-doc, he talked about his experience collaborating with Damon Albarn, who he worked with for a song on 1996?s Nearly God that was never released. “I wouldn’t work with Damon Albarn again,” he [...]
Sounds like: Damon Albarn, Ian Dury, The xx Song: Baxter Dury - Palm Trees What's so good? Baxter Dury has undoubtedly accepted that to some, he will always be Ian Dury's boy. It is unfortunate how context ruins neutrality when listening...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, acclaimed Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen shared “Go Back,” a warm ballad featuring guest vocals from long-time collaborator Damon Albarn. Now there’s a video to go along with the song, and it’s a beautiful and evocative portrait of an African town. It’s composed of steady and sharply defined black-and-white shots that mostly focus [...]
Go Go Penguin's 'V2.0' album art The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist has been announced and here are the 12 albums up for it: FKA twigs - LP1 Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots Young Fathers - Dead East India Youth...
The finalists for the UK's Album of the Year.
The shortlist of nominees for the 2014 Mercury Prize has been announced! And, once again, the list confirms what we’ve always known: The Mercury Prize is much, much cooler than the stupid thing we’ve got … the [sigh] Grammys. Sure, Daft Punk won the Best Album Grammy, but they were up against goddamn Sara Bareilles [...]
Back in April, we marked the 20th anniversary of Britpop with Stereogum’s Britpop Week. We chose the date for a few reasons — the week marked the anniversaries of both Pulp’s His ’N’ Hers and Blur’s Parklife, Damon Albarn was conveniently releasing his first solo album almost to the day of Parklife’s 20th birthday, and [...]
Sounds like: The Shins, Damon Albarn, Beck, The Black Keys Song: Broken Bells - Control What's so good? Since Broken Bells' debut in 2010, The Shin’s James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) have been swirling funky tones into cinematically inspired sci-fi dance grooves. Show More Summary
Last month, I found out that Damon Albarn of Blur planned to write his first West End musical. Unfortunately, he didn’t explain just what this musical was going to be. The only hint he gave was that it was going to be a musical for the...Show More Summary
Vic Mensa at Lollapalooza last weekend (more by James Richards IV) Chicago rapper/Chance the Rapper associate Vic Mensa has been on the rise this year, doing pretty cool things like playing "Clint Eastwood" with Damon Albarn, touring with Disclosure, and...
photos by Erina Uemura Flaming Lips / Outcast / Arcade Fire @ Fuji Rocks 2014 The transition from indie darlings to stadium-rockers is rarely a painless one, although a decade on from the release of its debut album "Funeral," Arcade...
The Blur songwriter's cinematic contribution to Scarlett Johansson's new movie Lucy. Read more articles like "Listen: Damon Albarn – “Sister Rust”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Damon Albarn released his debut solo album earlier this year and, while the weather may make it so that another Blur album never sees the light of day, the British musician will never stop making music. “Sister Rust” is a song Albarn wrote for the Scarlett Johansson vehicle Lucy, which just hit theaters. It’s a [...]