Entertaining everyday robots
Ever with an eye on the future of music, Damon Albarn plays a gig for some androids
Damon Albarn performed his track Everyday Robots to a select audience that included androids in Tokyo recently, in a probable bid to secure their favour for when man eventually gets replaced by machine.
Finally the score of Britpop disputes has been settled. In your analogue faces, Oasis – you didn’t think of robots, and future-think is an approach that, these days, always wins widespread approval. If Noel Gallagher could only have marketed his disgruntled musicianship in hover form, he could have had it so much better.
This comes just two months after Albarn and the boys collectively gave up on there ever being another Blur album. While statisticians continue to argue over how many times the towel has been thrown in on the band, robots globally are being trained how to stand-offishly wear Fila jackets and drink pints.
Reports that Blur’s 2013 recording sessions broke down over an awkward studio commute and the weather being ‘a bit hot’ are suitably middle-aged enough to be believed. This allowed the oddly overgrown four-piece to return to their has-been agendas. Dave Rowntree is still a solicitor and radio DJ, Alex James is still pursuing his lifelong ambition to out-do Jonny Greenwood’s fringe, and Graham Coxen is still detached, disagreeable and cold (even towards his fans, and probably even towards his own mother).
Damon Albarn, meanwhile is right now working on a binary album of zeros and ones. He will undoubtedly continue on his path of proposing reunions and immediately disbanding them before eventually replacing everyone but himself with an android, even you.