Ladies and gentlemen, the legend is here – Damon Albarn! Of course we all know him from Blur and Gorillaz but he is also the man behind many other interesting projects. It is impossible to present them all so I will only focus on the three latest.
This is not the first Damon Albarn’s African collaboration – in 2002 he released album Mali Music. Last year, however, his destination was Democratic Republic of the Congo where – during five days – he created Kinshasa One Two under the name DRC Music. The band is actually a group of producers (including the names like Kwes, Actress or Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) and the album was recorded with the help of many Congolese musicians.
Rocket Juice & the Moon
Rocket Juice & the Moon is a supergroup consisting of Albarn, Flea (bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Tony Allen (by some considered the best drummer ever) and formed in 2008. However, we had to wait for their first album until March this year. It includes 18 tracks and features guest appearances by M.anifest, Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.
Dr Dee – An English Opera
This is the latest release from Damon Albarn and probably the weirdest (at least for those of you who are not familiar with his other operas).
Dr Dee is a soundtrack album of Dr Dee – An English Opera and is one of the few positions in Albarn’s discography that were released under his real name.
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