Damon Talks about Everyday Robots
May 1, 2014 2:08 PM   Subscribe

Damon Albarn talks about each track on Everyday Robots. Damon Albarn has released Everyday Robots (reviews here, here, and here), his first "official" solo album (I guess Democrazy doesn't count). He talks about every track on SoundCloud.
posted by juiceCake (9 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
I really think he commodified his ennui quite well with this effort.
posted by planetesimal at 2:36 PM on May 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


There are a few music videos on YT:
Everyday Robots
Lonely Press Play
Heavy Seas of Love
Mr Tembo (just the audio)
posted by bjrn at 2:46 PM on May 1, 2014


I will look forward to listening to these once i've heard the record! Damon Albarn has been my celebrity crush since I was 14.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 3:49 PM on May 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Oh weird. I had never heard of Democrazy, and then noticed I had a Fela Kuti song (teach don't teach me nonsense) stuck in my head, in which he sings "democrazy", which I also didn't realize that's what he was saying... so thanks, brain!

Also I wonder if that's where Damon Albarn got the word.
posted by thetruthisjustalie at 6:36 PM on May 1, 2014


I've been listening to this album on repeat.
posted by rogueepicurean at 8:49 PM on May 1, 2014


Also I wonder if that's where Damon Albarn got the word.

It's possible. Damon appears to have a wide musical range both in composition and in appreciation. Tony Allen (also mentioned in the Blur song Music is My Radar), who played with Fela and is generally regarded as one of the founders of Afro beat, is in The Good, the Bad, and The Queen with Damon, Rocket Juice & the Moon (Damon, Tony, and Flea) and also recorded with Damon on the Dr. Dee project.
posted by juiceCake at 9:05 PM on May 1, 2014


Playing his uke to a baby elephant while watching gospel TV in the Tanzanian bush, love songs to the London parakeets, musing on submarines in Dunoon... how the man does it and still leaves the impression that it's all about Being Damon Albarn is quite something. The music is beautiful and he's been a big part of my listening life, and my god I'm glad for music with an IQ, but always there's that little sandgrain of ego that somehow finds its way into my cognitive sock.
posted by Devonian at 8:49 AM on May 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


my god I'm glad for music with an IQ, but always there's that little sandgrain of ego that somehow finds its way into my cognitive sock.

to be fair, without that "sandgrain" no one (mainstream) would have ever heard of him. and he wouldn't be fucking Damon Albarn without it.

I loved blur, thought Gorillaz was OK (except for the slow songs), and probably won't like *Everyday Robots*, but thank god I can listen to it for free and decide. i'll let you know ... (but don't hold your breath - i'm only finally catching up on Leslie Knope's triplets ...)
posted by mrgrimm at 3:10 PM on May 2, 2014


Hollow Ponds is a really lovely song.
posted by dng at 5:16 PM on May 2, 2014


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