Damon Albarn, lead singer of Gorillaz, has revealed that the cartoon bandâ€™s new album was recorded on his iPad while the band were on the road in America.
â€œIâ€™ve made it on an iPad,â€ he told the NME. â€œI hope Iâ€™ll be making the first record on an iPad. Which is ironic, being the sort of technophobe and Luddite that I am. Iâ€™ve made a completely different kind of record.â€
Albarn also said that the sound of the album had been strongly influenced by the bandâ€™s experiences touring in the U.S. for the first time in 10 years. â€œItâ€™s probably more American sounding than Blur (Albarnâ€™s other band, of course!). It sounds like an English voice that has been put through the vocoder of America. Itâ€™s a studio album made in hotel rooms around America.â€
Despite the fact that Gorillaz already released an album this year â€“ Plastic Beach â€“ Albarn said that he hopes that the new iPad-recorded album will be released before the end of 2010.
Exciting news indeed,that such a major group might release an album recorded entirely on the iPad!
Source: NME, via Contact Music