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Whilst he was working on 13, there were various reports that he and Hewlett were working on a secret project, which turned out to be Gorillaz, a virtual band.
However, their relationship became strained over time, stated reasons including Albarn's desire to have children as well as Frischmann's continued friendship with ex-boyfriend Brett Anderson of Suede, who had shared a musical rivalry with Albarn.
With producer William Orbit spreading gobs of digital fuzz, guitar wash, and deep- space bleeps in heavy strokes with William De Kooning- esque glee, the tracks on 13 bounce between studio walls, planets, and effects pedals until slowly unraveling and releasing with mercurian flashes and cherubic keyboard. Background [ edit ] Much of Albarn's lyrics were inspired by his split with Justine Frischmann (pictured). In Orbit's words, "There was a battle between Damon's more experimental direction, and Graham's punk one, and Graham prevailed.
The album is named after the band's recording studio as well as the number of tracks on the album (bar the hidden tracks). Sent In By: Val Athanassiou on 30 October 2023 Purchased my first item on a family recommendation (was sweating it because it was quite a special product) and it was delivered in bulletproof packaging, resisting the usual AusPost tough love.Announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991, Blur continued to revolutionise the sound of English popular music with second release Modern Life Is Rubbish(1993). Blur's sixth album 13 has now been expanded across two discs, cut on heavyweight 180 gram, audiophile vinyl and housed in a replica of the original sleeve artwork.
On February 19, 2015, Blur made a surprise announcement that they'd finished a new album, "The Magic Whip", to be made available to the public on April 25, 2015, and also released a new song, "Go Out".Two of the singles, " Tender" and " No Distance Left to Run", describe Albarn's love for Frischmann and his struggle to move on. Swamp Song" was originally going to appear on the "Tender" single as a B-side, but was put on the album at the last minute.