Hollow Ponds - Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Label: Parlophone - WPCR-15643 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Acoustic, Alternative Rock, Downtempo
If there Hollow Ponds - Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots were a modern rock star who could be called an auteur, it'd be Damon Albarn.
He didn't hide within a collective so much as embrace collaboration, using other musicians to accelerate exploration, with all the different musicians underscoring his own world-view. Albarn is not without a collaborator on Everyday Robotshis first official pop solo album he released the experimental opera Dr.
Dee under his own name in Russell assists Albarn in shaping Everyday Robots into a quiet, contemplative extended meditation on modernity and the past, a record that seems personal but stops just short of confessional. Underneath this high-tech alienation, what's left unspoken is how Albarn and Russell are hardly Luddites.
Everyday Robots embraces modern technology -- its rhythms are Lonely - Sybil - Still A Thrill, electronic instruments are interwoven with acoustics, spoken samples are deployed strategically -- which doesn't undercut Albarn 's disconnection thesis so much as underscore his resignation at existing in the fractured present.
This is the key dichotomy of the album; its surfaces are Spartan, its tempos slow and measured -- it quickens its step only at "Mister Tembo," a joyous ode to the birth of an elephant -- but it's a soulful album, not chilly. Its sadness is a warm, enveloping melancholy that harks back to the floating psychedelic dissociation of "This Is a Low" while touching upon the digital desolation of Demon Days. Upon repeated listens, the sorrowful undertow of Everyday Robots becomes a comfort, a balm for moments of alienation; it's the kind of record that when you're lonely, you press play.
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