Friday, July 7, 2017

Gorillaz






































Artist:  Gorillaz
Origin:  Essex, England
Genre:  Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Rap, Alternative Hip Hop, Rap Rock, Trip Hop, Electronica

Original line-up:

Damon Albarn:  Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Melodica
Jamie Hewlett:  Illustration, Visuals, FX

Simon Katz:  Lead Guitar
Junior Dan:  Bass
William Lyonell:  Rhythm Guitar
Cass Browne:  Drums, Percussion

Gorillaz are an English Virtual Band created in 1998 by Musician Damon Albarn and Artist Jamie Hewlett.  The band's 2001 debut album Gorillaz sold over seven million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book Of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band.  The band has won other awards, including one Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, an NME Award, three Brit Awards.














Title:  Humanz (Deluxe Limited Edition)  (2017)
Genre:  Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Rap, Alternative Hip Hop, Rap Rock, Trip Hop, Electronica, R&B
Label:  Parlophone, Warner Bros.
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  Intro:  I Switched My Robot Off  (0:24)
 2.  Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)  (2:36)
 3.  Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)  (4:33)
 4.  saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)  (3:02)
 5.  Momentz (feat. De La Soul)  (3:17)
 6.  Interlude:  The Non-Conformist Oath  (0:22)
 7.  Submission (feat. Danny Brown &Kelela)  (3:22)
 8.  Changer (feat. Grace Jones)  (3:34)
 9.  Interlude:  Elevator Going Up  (0:05)
10. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)  (3:18)
11. Busted And Blue  (4:37)
12. Interlude:  Talk Radio  (0:20)
13. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)  (2:16)
14. Let Me Out (feat Mavis Staples & Pusha T)  (2:56)
15. Interlude:  Penthouse  (0:12)
16. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)  (4:19)
17. She's My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)  (3:30)
18. Interlude:  The Elephant  (0:12)
19. Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)  (4:23)
20. We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)  (2:20)

Disc 2:  Bonus CD:

 1.  Interlude:  New World  (1:23)
 2.  The Apprentice (feat. Rag 'N' Bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)  (3:55)
 3.  Halfway To The Halfway House (feat. Peven Everett)  (3:57)
 4.  Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonsha)  (3:44)
 5.  Ticker Tape (feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)  (4:29)
 6.  Circle Of Friendz (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)  (2:11)

Personnel:  

Damon Albarn:  Vocals, All Instruments, Producer (All Tracks)
The Twilite Tone Of DAP:  Producer (All Tracks)
Remi Kabaka:  Producer (All Tracks)
Jamie Hewlett:  Artwork, Design
Fraser T Smith:  Production Consultant (All Tracks), Additional Production (Track 22)
Stephen Sedgwick:  Audio Mixing, Audio Engineering (All Tracks)
John Davies:  Audio Mastering (All Tracks)
Ben Mendelsohn:  Narration (Tracks:  1, 5, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21)
Vince Staples:  Vocals (Track 2)
The Humanz:  Additional Vocals (Tracks:  2-5, 7, 14, 19, 23, 24, 26)
Michael Law Thomas:  Additional Engineering (Track 2)
Samuel Egglenton:  Additional Engineering ( Track 8), Assistant (Tracks:  2-5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20)
KT Pipal:  Assistant (Tracks 2-5, 7, 17, 19)
Casey Cuyao:  Assistant (Track 2)
Peven Everett:  Vocals (Tracks 3, 23), Additional Keyboards (Tracks 3, 23)
Popcaan:  Vocals (Track 4)
De La Soul:  Vocals (Track 5)
Jean-Michel Jarre:  Synthesizers (Tracks 5, 20, 23)
Morgan Garcia:  Additional Engineering (Track 5)
Danny Brown:  Vocals  (Track 7)
Kelela:  Vocals (Track 7), Additional Vocals (Track 11)
Graham Coxon:  Guitars (Track 7)
J.U.S.:  Additional Engineering (Track 7)
Grace Jones:  Vocals  (Track 8)
D.R.A.M.:  Vocals (Track 10), Additional Vocals (Track 20)
Roses Gabor:  Additional Vocals (Track 10)
Anthony Hamilton:  Vocals (Track 13)
Mavis Staples:  Vocals  (Track 14)
Pusha T:  Vocals (Track 14)
Paul Bailey:  Additional Engineering (Track 14)
Alex Baez:  Assistant (Track 14)
Jonathan Lackey:  Assistant (Track 14)
Jamie Principle:  Vocals (Track 16)
Zebra Katz:  Vocals (Tracks 16, 22, 24)
Kali Uchis:  Vocals (Tracks 17, 25)
Benjamin Clementine:  Vocals (Track 19)
Jehnny Beth:  Vocals (Track 20)
Noel Gallagher:  Additional Vocals (Track 20)
Rag 'N' Bone Man:  Vocals (Track 22)
Ray BLK:  Vocals (Track 22)
Kilo Kish:  Vocals (Track 24)
Imani Vonsha:  Vocals (Track 24)
Carly Simon:  Vocals (Track 25)
Cheick Tidiane Seck:  Additional Keyboards (Track 25)
Brandon Markell Holmes:  Vocals (Track 26)

Humanz is the fifth studio album by Gorillaz, was released on April 28, 2017 by Parlophone, Warner Bros., featuring Grace Jones, De La Soul, Noel Gallagher,  Danny Brown, Mavis Staples, Pusha T, Anthony Hamilton and many more!.  The album reached No. 1 on Billboard US Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 on Scottish Album Chart, No. 1 on Swiss Albums Chart, No. 1 on Austrian Albums Chart, and No. 1 on Belgian Albums Chart.


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