2002 - dotmusic.com:
Blur in Orbit
Acclaimed producer William Orbit
is to join Blur in Devon today to work on
the final stages of their forthcoming album.
The band, who have been holed up in
the Devonshire countryside for the last three
weeks, say they have now mixed a total of 13
tracks, with a further six waiting to be
According to bassist Alex James,
all the "grooves and structures" of the
album are complete with mostly vocal work left to
do, alongside this week's input from Orbit.
"My how far we've come," James
said yesterday. "There was a rumour
circulating in these parts that William Orbit
is actually now just a brain connected to an ADSL
"He hasn't been seen for some
time. The rumours are untrue and he's arriving on
Tuesday. I love William and he is a
Meanwhile, the band have offered
fans another insight into the sound of the new LP
by referring to a "gentle, sad number"
recorded by Damon in the open air outside
Speaking on Blur's official
website, James revealed that the track
featured the line, "There, it's the
killer", and described it as, "the
hairs on the back of the neck line."
"It's quite a workman like
process at this stage," he said of the album
production. "You know what you've got to do.
To start with, you have no idea, but the jelly
Blur's hugely anticipated new
album is due to be released in the UK in early