Damon Albarn and company have released the much hyped-about Gorillaz album, The Fall, that was recorded during their North American fall tour completely on an iPad. They’ve also released a video for the album’s opening track, “Phoner To Arizona”. You can stream the full album below and join the Gorillaz fan club to download your copy of The Fall.
“From Montreal to Vancouver via Seattle, Texas and Toronto, over 32 days on their North American Tour this autumn, Gorillaz recorded a musical diary. The result is a collection of 15 tracks, some with vocals, some without, some combined performances and some solo.
The 15 track sonic journal, titled The Fall, produced by Gorillaz and Stephen Sedgwick, will be available to download for free by Sub Division fan club members on Christmas Day and will also be streamed on Gorillaz.com from Christmas Day.
The music was recorded during spare time while on the road. “I did it because there’s a lot of time that you just spend staring at walls essentially. And it was a fantastic way of doing it” says Damon Albarn. “I found working in the day, whether it’s in the hotel or in the venue, it was a brilliant way of keeping myself well.” Adding that the collection is “..like a diary, I literally wrote everything on the day in each place and there’s a strange sort of sound of America and its musical traditions that comes through. It feels like a journey through America.”
A physical release is planned for later in 2011″
To download, simply join the Gorillaz fanclub and grab the fifteen-track album for free.
The full track listing is:
- Phoner To Arizona
- Revolving Doors
- HillBilly Man
- Little Pink Plastic Bags
- The Joplin Spider
- The Parish of Space Dust
- The Snake In Dallas
- The Speak It Mountains
- Aspen Forest
- Bobby In Phoenix
- California And The Slipping Of The Sun
- Seattle Yodel