New Damon Albarn album
2012-03-22 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 26 Comments
Damon Albarn's new album, entitled Dr. Dee, will be released on 7th May. The record will contain 18 songs inspired by the life of the mathematician, polymath and Queen Elizabeth I's advisor John Dee. Described by Albarn himself as being "strange pastoral folk", Dr. Dee will reportedly combine early English choral and instrumental with modern, West African and Renaissance sounds.

Dr. Dee was recorded late last year in Albarn's West London studio and also in Salford with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. It was mixed by Valgeir Sigursson in Reykjavik.

Two video samples were uploaded so far of the recording sessions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zskz5TCaxLE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff3J8Vnlo9M&feature=relmfu

Albarn will perform songs from the album with the singers and musicians from the album, including Madou Diabate, at OneFest on 14th April 2012 and from June 25 to July 7, the Dr. Dee Opera can be seen at the London Coliseum.
More details can be found here: www.facebook.com/Damonalbarnofficial/events
Tagged: Damon Albarn

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ThroneOfAgony
March 22nd 2012
3485 Comments


Never heard of him

klap
Staff Reviewer
March 22nd 2012
10494 Comments


ignorant

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KILL
March 22nd 2012
71957 Comments


cool

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PuddlesPuddles
March 22nd 2012
4784 Comments


Featuring Snoop dogg

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
March 22nd 2012
6487 Comments


Somewhat excited, but this could very well turn into a fluke

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Sanders
March 22nd 2012
2353 Comments


Could be the first decent thing to ever come out of Salford

bloc
March 22nd 2012
34919 Comments


Mr. D rules. Dunno about this Dr. Dee fellow.

lancebramsay
March 22nd 2012
1585 Comments


I love albarn but he needs to rejoin blur...

mvood
March 22nd 2012
818 Comments


no do more Gorillaz

defjaw83
March 22nd 2012
1772 Comments


I love albarn but he needs to rejoin blur...


You're either not funny or not very well informed.

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BewilderedLemon
March 22nd 2012
123 Comments


The man is a twat.

CelestialDust
March 22nd 2012
3155 Comments


Well, defjaw, I didn't know that blur were back together either. Thanks to a simple google search, I do. You and your duck, however, remain useless.

Timmons
March 22nd 2012
561 Comments


wow if he keeps the production the same as in the video then this will be awesome.

lancebramsay
March 22nd 2012
1585 Comments


Well, Blur is supposed to be recording a new album but I haven't heard any news on it.

and goddamn, this is pretty damn good.

lancebramsay
March 22nd 2012
1585 Comments


I call dibs on writing a review for this

spillingmercury
March 22nd 2012
877 Comments


omg yay.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
March 23rd 2012
3441 Comments


@lance - they said recently the band is working on a few songs at times and if in time they gathered enough material, they'd might put it out

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WhiteNoise
March 23rd 2012
3209 Comments


Didn't rocket juice and the moon JUST come out a couple of hours ago?

defjaw83
March 23rd 2012
1772 Comments


Yea he's pretty much one of the hardest working guys in music by the looks of it

defjaw83
March 23rd 2012
1772 Comments


You and your duck, however, remain useless


How very dare you?!

Jackus
March 23rd 2012
41 Comments


Not sure why its under his name I remember reading a while back he was just starting work on his first solo album, something about a whole album on a club no one actually goes to... some shit like that

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2012
4442 Comments


I love Gorillaz. The Good, The Bad and The Queen was alright. I've heard 3 songs by Blur, though i liked them all.
So yeah, I'll give this a listen when it comes out..

Satellite
March 24th 2012
20822 Comments


blur ruled, as do gorillaz

i'll probably check this out

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2012
50510 Comments


Such a cool guy

Atmos
March 24th 2012
8 Comments


I would personally like to see some new Blur material, but I might check this out. Always been a big fan of his.

Ayon
March 24th 2012
160 Comments


Definitely the hardest working dude in music business. I think everyone would like to see new blur material, but the movie and the single from a couple years ago are both relatively new for them considering they were defunct for nearly ten years prior.



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