September 29, 2009 -
Einar Örn Benediktsson joins Gorillaz
on next album
Damon Albarn and Einar Örn Benediktsson collaborated for
101 Reykjavik soundtrack in 1999
Einar Örn Benediktsson of Ghostigital, formerly of the
Sugarcubes, was in London last week to record a song with the
Gorillaz, the virtual band created by Damon Albarn, for their
“I’m in a song with Mark E.
Smith, he is the captain and I’m the parrot,” Benediktsson
told Morgunbladid. A cartoon of him as a parrot is in
Benediktsson describes the
album as more accessible and more entertaining than the
Gorillaz’s previous albums.
A new Gorillaz website will
launch in February and the new album will be released shortly
Among other singers on the
album are Bobby Womack, Lou Reed and Barry Gibb, in addition
to Albarn himself.
Benediktsson said it is some
achievement for him to be included in a group of these great
musicians, “keeping in mind that I’m one of the ten worst
singers of all time,” he laughed.
UK music magazine Q
concluded in 2007, that while Björk was the 35th best singer
in history, her colleague from the Sugarcubes, Einar Örn
Benediktsson, was the fifth worst singer of all time.
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