• Dylan Tang

黑暗中發掘純粹的力量 Damon Albarn即將發行第二張個人專輯/ Damon Albarn’s Second Solo Album is coming

英搖傳奇 Damon Albarn 即將推出個人第二張錄音室專輯《The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows》。睽違七年,這次 Damon 不僅新簽了唱片公司 Transgressive Records,更要將自己在七年內探索內心的過程與最終的結果呈現給所有人。



「製作這張專輯時我經歷了人生的黑暗旅程,不過它也讓我相信純粹的源頭仍然存在著。」-Damon Albarn

《The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows》是受到冰島風景啟發的而生的管弦樂作品。去年,Albarn 在疫情中回歸音樂,並將作品發展為 11 首曲目,進一步探索脆弱、失落、湧現和重生的主題。結果是 Albarn 作為講故事的人的全景歌曲集。專輯名稱取自約翰克萊爾的一首詩Love and Memory。



Damon Albarn 不斷地在他的音樂生涯中探索及變化,這張即將發行的新專輯更讓這位音樂巨人發現了新的領域。壯碩的管弦樂伴隨著私密的旋律,在不和諧與感染力中交相輝映,Albarn 的聲音在這當中就像自然世界的美麗和混亂一樣。


《The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows》 生動地記錄了人類情緒的潮起潮落,處於所有極端狀態,是我們能在這個時代豐富靈魂的作品。


《The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows》將在2021年11月12日發行


收入曲目:

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

The Cormorant

Royal Morning Blue

Combustion

Daft Wader

Darkness To Light

Esja

The Tower Of Montevideo

Giraffe Trumpet Sea

Polaris

Particles


The legend of Brit Pop Damon Albarn is about to release his second solo studio album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows. After seven years, Damon not only signed a new label to Transgressive Records, but also wanted to show everyone the process and final results of his inner exploration in seven years.

Albarn says “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”


The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as a storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory.


In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers yet more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn’s most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all its extremes, serving as a soul-enriching document for our times.


The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows will be released on 12th November 2021


The tracklisting is as follows:

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

The Cormorant

Royal Morning Blue

Combustion

Daft Wader

Darkness To Light

Esja

The Tower Of Montevideo

Giraffe Trumpet Sea

Polaris

Particles



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