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September 29, 2009 - IcelandReview:

Einar Örn Benediktsson joins Gorillaz on next album

Damon Albarn and Einar Örn Benediktsson
Damon Albarn and Einar Örn Benediktsson collaborated for
101 Reykjavik soundtrack in 1999
 

Icelandic singer-songwriter 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 next album.

“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 the making.

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 afterwards.

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.

Thanks to 2-J for posting this article at Gorillaz-Unofficial


Update added September 30, 2009:

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Gorillaz' management have informed Gorillaz-Unofficial that the article contains false information. The article has now been removed from IcelandReview.

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