Gorillaz Record New Album on an iPad

tmoehletmoehle Member Posts: 30
edited November -1 in Miscellaneous
I've been listening to this while working on apps. It's got a great lo-fi tone.

Gorillaz - The Fall

The members of cartoon supergroup Gorillaz have been busy touring this year, but they could already have a new album — recorded on an iPad — out before Christmas.

As frontman Damon Albarn told the NME, he’s been working on the follow-up to this year’s Plastic Beach while on tour with the band. And although Albarn has previously declared himself a bit of a technophobe, he decided to record the new tracks on his iPad.

“I hope I’ll be making the first record on an iPad,” he told the NME. “I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I’ve made it a completely different type of record.”

Albarn, who first gained fame as the lead singer of Britpop band Blur, says this album will have more of an “American” sound, like “an English voice that has been put through a vocoder of America.”

Albarn may be hoping to make the first iPad record, but he’s also part of a growing number of musicians using the Apple tablet to explore their creative options. Earlier this year, classical pianist Lang Lang used an iPad to play “Flight of the Bumblebee” during an encore at a San Francisco concert. And iPad DJ Rana June Sobhany will perform at the 14th Street Apple Store in New York City tonight.

Meanwhile, despite Albarn’s supposed technophobia, the Gorillaz — whose video for “Stylo” broke viewing records when it premiered on YouTube — will continue using digital and social tools to connect with fans. The band’s “Escape to Plastic Beach” iPhone app has been updated to accommodate its shows at London’s O2 arena next week. Markers throughout the venue will interact with the app, allowing fans to mingle with life-sized 3D models and visit the band backstage via augmented reality layers, which will provide peeks of the band’s dressing room and additional video content.


  • BackUpAndDownBackUpAndDown Member Posts: 685
    For people who aren't familiar with the Goriallz the first link isn't to the album talked about in the post. In fact "The Fall" isn't even a Gorillaz album... It's just a bunch of their old suff that someone made into a mix tape after renaming each of the tracks.
  • tmoehletmoehle Member Posts: 30
    No actually The Fall is a new album by the Gorillaz made on an ipad. Damon Albarn recorded it on the last tour. The link is however wrong.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    I believe they used a GameSalad app for one of the instruments :)

    Seriously. I can't remember which one, but it was listed as one of the apps they used!

    QS :D

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  • xyloFUNxyloFUN Member Posts: 1,593
    they use the word "Yodel" on their page .... one day, I want to do that too! coooool .... me likes
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