Sunday, December 26, 2010
Gorillaz - "The Fall" (2010, Album #2)
Here we have a special little Christmas Treat, a couple days after the fact. I have yet to hear all of it (or complete details).. But Damon Albarn & Co. did indeed release a new album for FREE on Christmas Day, as promised. The Fall was completely written, recorded, and produced while the band was on the American leg of their "Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour" (Oct. 2010). Albarn composed the entire album on a set of 20 iPads. An admitted technically-(un)savvy person, Albarn used a wide array of 20+ apps to create the music used to back his "love letter to America." Slight studio overdubs were later added by Mick Jones and Paul Simonon (The Clash), along with R&B legend Bobby Womack. The 15-track album was basically rush-released so that no one could accuse Gorillaz of tampering with it too much. The Fall is (probably) now available all over the Web by now, and is set to receive a "proper wide release" in early 2011. Or just utilize the handy-dandy full album stream featured below.