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June 23, 2021 - vblurpage.com:

Damon announces new Iceland-inspired album

The stream of Blur-related releases continues as Damon Albarn has revealed the details of his upcoming album, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows. The album is due for release on 12th November 2021 with the following tracklisting:

01. The Nearer The Fountain,
More Pure The Stream Flows
02. The Cormorant
03. Royal Morning Blue
04. Combustion
05. Daft Wader
06. Darkness To Light
07. Esja
08. The Tower Of Montevideo
09. Giraffe Trumpet Sea
10. Polaris
11. Particles

The album cover
The album cover

The 40-minute album will be released on various formats, including CD, cassette, vinyl and download/stream (see Discography for more details). The label is Transgressive Records to which Damon has recently signed.

The album's title track was released as a single yesterday and is available to listen to on various platforms, including YouTube and Spotify.

The record started in 2019 as an orchestral piece composed in Iceland. Early this year, it was developed into more formal songs with the sessions taking place at Damon's home studio in Devon. "It was the most extreme two months making the record. I think it kind of needed to be because the atmosphere of the record is quite unique, for me anyway," Damon told Steve Lamacq yesterday.

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