We’ve seen our fair share of Alice in Wonderland adaptations and rode a fair share of Spinning Teacups; Lewis Carroll’s… Read More
Back in July, we reported that Blur/Gorillaz guy Damon Albarn was writing “a mainstream musical for families.” That was all we knew at the time, but now Rolling Stone is reporting that the musical will be “a reinterpretation” of Alice In Wonderland. Show More Summary
Here’s another project to keep Damon Albarn from ever finishing another Blur album. Albarn wrote the music for wonder.land, a musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The script and song lyrics are by Moira Buffini, the...Show More Summary
But is incoming team’s roster a bit too safe?
Blur/Gorillaz mastermind's production is a reimagining of the classic story for the digital age.
Sounds like: Jungle, Honne, Damon Albarn Song: Gorillaz - Sound Check What's so good? I guess I'm in a 2001 mood, because for the second day in a row, today's Song of the Day features a song released that year. Gorillaz's "Sound Check" filled the middle portion of the band's debut, self-titled album in a most-wonderful way. Show More Summary
This evening, Yeah Yeah Yeah's guitarist Nick Zinner, who will be part of the night's house band along with Raconteurs' bassist Jack Lawrence, Miike Snow singer-guitarist Andrew Wyatt, and Damon Albarn's drummer Pauli PSM, posted the event's roster on Twitter. Try to make sense of this: - Noted rap enthusiast Jonah... More »
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 [...]