Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by AstronomyD81 » 18 May 2020, 11:06

Very beautiful songs. I expected something like this. I don't think that a place like Iceland could have given something different, joyful and upbeat but melancholy. But it ends abruptly, maybe will be a Ep or we only have a snipped?. Hear this live, with the orchestra, will be precious.

And is time for some Blur!but I always feel that Damon is not very keen about Blur, these days... what is sad
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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by Pavlich » 18 May 2020, 11:51

That third last piece, or the last proper song, was absolutely peak Albarn. One of those songs that you can tell just from the first few seconds of sound, that it'll be one of his shining moments. Really reaching and from the heart cavity, that one. Reminded me really heavily of Demon Days' more perfect, symphonic, and melancholic moments.

I'd say there's a lot more music, I doubt he's paying all these musicians to play 20 minutes worth of material. I'm guessing there's a lot more soundscapes and maybe three or so more fully fleshed out songs.

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by lumaka » 18 May 2020, 13:47

It's definitely unfinished, Damon says that at the beginning of the video. He was writing it in Iceland and inviting musicians to rehearse in his house in Reykjavik but the global lockdown stopped it all before it was ready.

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by daii » 18 May 2020, 13:52

Well, I made a bootleg out of it

Damon Albarn: The Nearer The Fountain More Pure The Stream Flows | Streaming from Isolation, live on Boiler Room. Credits to Nathan Prince for the cover photo and the tracklist.
DOWNLOAD https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

setlist
01 Low Tide Seal Jumping
02 She Has a Shroud
03 Volcano
04 The Tower of Montevideo
05 Royal Morning Blue
06 Polaris
07 The Rabbi

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by rich » 18 May 2020, 14:24

FAB!! - thanks so much for sorting Daii :) :)
I put me trousers on, have a cup of tea, and think about leaving the house...
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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by lumaka » 20 May 2020, 12:28

New dates for The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows have been announced!
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20 & 21 March 2021
Brussels (Bozar)
Tickets for 17 May 2020 remain valid for 20 March 2021
Tickets for 18 May 2020 remain valid for 21 March 2021

22 March 2021
Eindhoven (Muziekgebouw)
Original tickets remain valid

28 March 2021
Reykjavik (Harpa)
Original tickets remain valid

30 March 2021
London (Barbican)

1 April 2021
Lyon (Auditorium)
Box office opens on 30 June 2020

3 April 2021
Copenhagen (K.B. Hallen)
Original tickets remain valid

5 & 6 April 2021
Dublin (National Concert Hall)
Tickets for remain valid for 5 April 2021
Tickets for remain valid for 6 April 2021

5 & 6 July 2021
PARIS (Philharmonie – festival Days Off)
Box office opens on 26 June 2020

New dates will be announced soon. We are still working on solutions for Budapest and London (Palladium). Unfortunately, we are unable to include rescheduled concerts in Nantes and Luxembourg at this time. - Rain Dog Productions

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by stephen » 20 May 2020, 15:30

lumaka wrote:
20 May 2020, 12:28
New dates for The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows have been announced!
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20 & 21 March 2021
Brussels (Bozar)
Tickets for 17 May 2020 remain valid for 20 March 2021
Tickets for 18 May 2020 remain valid for 21 March 2021
My birthday :)

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by Veikko » 14 Jun 2020, 05:03

The songs are very nice ("Polaris" is up there is with "Sunset Coming On" and "Idaho" in my list), but the middle parts are a bit underwhelming.

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