In case the immortal legacies of both Blur and Gorillaz weren’t enough, Damon Albarn is now trying his hands at another new project, titled The Nearer The Fountain, The Purer The Stream Flows.
What a name, right?
According to a press release, the new name and music was inspired by the renowned landscapes in Iceland.
“The land of the midnight sun, Iceland is a unique country, filled with an abundance of natural beauty; glaciers, volcanoes, thermal springs, mountains and stunning headlands,” the statement reads.
“Stretching across two continents; it’s a land where North America and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. What can be more fascinating than the signs of the passage of time and the fragility of nature.
“This new piece from Albarn, a frequent visitor to Iceland for almost three decades, will see the musician perform this new, very personal piece with an ensemble of orchestra instrumentation, electronics, vocals and piano.”
He is debuting this new project on a European tour next year, with no word yet on whether he’ll be touching down in Australia with it.
But, whatever the new music brings, it sounds worlds apart from both Gorillaz and Blur – meaning Albarn truly can do it all.