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donderdag 19 mei 2011

Gorillaz - The Fall

Gorillaz The Fall album cover
British singer and songwriter Damon Albarn has been many things over the years, though “dedicated” is perhaps the best way to describe his hard to predict but always intensely thorough immersion into whatever mode, mood, or aesthetic strikes his current fancy. Whether turning Brit rock traditionalism on its head with Blur or melding the disparate universes of pop, electronic, hip-hop, and world music styles as the real life counterpart to his Jamie Hewlett created cartoon alter ego, Albarn certainly knows how to take an idea and really run with it. Which is why it should come as no surprise that Gorillaz’ new album The Fall—recorded with iPad applications during the group’s American tour this autumn—took an untraditional approach and, appropriately, resulted in fifteen very untraditional tracks. You’ll have to dig very deep through this record to find traces of Plastic Beach’s immense, vastly produced sound—the largely instrumental song cycle certainly feels homemade, but not in a lo-fi or crude sort of way. The Fall is filled with creeping synths, ambient textures, and other pieced together sonic elements that make for one Frankenstein’s monster of a “pop” record.

19 opmerkingen:

  1. I like him, I'll have to check it out.

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  2. Saywha. I think someone had mentioned this. I'm not quite sure why I don't have it yet. Off to change that!

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  3. i didn't even know a new album was out, i'll have to check it out

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  4. sounds pretty cool, might try and find it.

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  5. I'll have to take a listen, I like them

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  6. im gunna have to go listen to this NOW

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  7. I think I am gonna check out this album. I've liked everything else I've heard from them.

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  8. Gorillaz have only ever *almost* done it for me to be honest.

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  9. Been a fan of them for someeee time now.

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  10. Gorillaz are a pretty good group I'll have to check out this album, thanks for sharing. Following.

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  11. Ill have to check it out. Didnt care for their last album though.

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  12. i think i hated it... thanks for the share tho.

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  13. this new? havent listened to them in a while

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  14. British singer and songwriter Damon Albarn has been many things over the years.
    buying Tramadol there

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