Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gorillaz on iPad: think about it at school

If you're a fan of the Gorillaz, led by the English musician Damon Albarn, don't forget to check online for an additional  present this Christmas.

The band has always been known for seeking out ways to set themselves apartwhich leads us to the digital Christmas gift of the album The Fall, now available to listen to online on the band's site.

And by the way, they have record the album The Fall entirely on sn Ipad using just a few other instruments.

A few traditional instruments were used too, each of which were recorded solely by an iPad, incuding a guitar, Melodica, Microkorg, Moog Voyager, Korg Monotron, Korg Vocoder, Omnichord, piano and ukulele. 

"I've made it on an iPad – I hope I'll be making the first record on aniPad," he said. "I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I've made a completely different kind of record."

Damon Albarn

Gorillaz live, 2010

Using an iPad instead of a mixing board and a more capable computer, along with other amenities found in high-end recording studios, might be a bit unorthodox, but the Gorillaz have never been an ordinary band.

On Christmas Eve the Gorillaz gave the 15-song album away to members of its Sub-Division fan club.
For those who aren't paid club members, the record can be heard by-way-of streaming online and the band has promised to bring it to record stores early next year.
Albarn, who created the Gorillaz with comic book artist Jamie Hewlett, is the only member of the band to have appeared on each of the group's albums. Other band members change frequently depending on the album or live concert.

Many of the Gorillaz performances feature musicians playing behind or near a screen on which animated videos, based on designs by Hewlett, of virtual band members are shown to the audience.

Le nouvel album du groupe britannique Gorillaz, codirigé par le chanteur Damon Albarn et le dessinateur Jamie Hewlett, réalisé quasiment entièrement à partir d'applications pour la tablette iPad d'Apple, a été mis en ligne gratuitement sur le site du groupe, Gorillaz.com, depuis samedi 25 décembre. 

The Fall contient quinze chansons composées et enregistrées cet automne, pendant la tournée mondiale du groupe, achevée le 21 décembre en Nouvelle-Zélande.

Proposé en téléchargement pour les membres du fan-club de Gorillaz et en streaming pour les autres, The Fall suit musicalement trente jours de tournée. 

Quelques musiciens dont Mick Jones et Paul Simonon, anciens des Clash, ou Bobby Womack ont participé à l'enregistrement, qui pourrait être commercialisé début 2011.

David Albarn/ Gorillaz

A la sortie de leur troisième album, en mars 2010, Albarn et Hewlett avaient envisagé mettre un terme à l'aventure Gorillaz (à la fois groupe et support à des aventures animées), fondé en 1998. The Fall pourrait ainsi être un cadeau de Noël final pour les amateurs du groupe.  Voici 'Phoner to Arizona'


Well, Damon Albarn felt in love with his iPad! Who doesn't ! People love iPad! Not only the musicians... educators and students as well. 

So, let's start using iPad in Music curriculum. Students will love compose new music in the classroom using this fantastic device.

Level: Secondary education; Vocational education

Curriculum : Arts & Multimedia ; Music.

Enjoy your holiday time! And then, after holiday, began to start a good music project in curriculum.


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