Current Musical Obsession, by an Old Favorite: Gruff Rhys' "American Interior"
November 17, 2014
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Current Musical Obsession : Damon Albarn's "Everyday Robots"
December 27, 2014
Damon Albarn is generally awesome. As I'm sure you know, he's the frontman of Blur and Gorillaz. He collaborated with music heavyweights on a benefit album titled "Mali Music" in 2002. This year, he released a solo album titled "Everyday Robots," again calling on his famous friends for support. He stated that the album stemmed from experimentation with old Russian synthesizers. He also said "I'm writing about an empty club. Empty club music." Well, alright.
The result is haunting, as I suppose an empty club would be, but the lyrics seems to imply that Albarn is commenting on our dependence on modern technology and the trend of over-development. We are everyday robots on our phones. If you're lonely, press play. I saw seven highrise buildings.
And it's all quite lovely. Though, the cheery "Mr. Tembo," about an elephant, doesn't really seem to fit with the rest of the album, and is the one I tend to skip.
My favorite track is "You and Me," featuring Brian Eno, and was originally two songs "You" and "Me" that got pushed together because it just worked. Give it a listen and if you enjoy as much as I do, check out the album here on Spotify.