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Gunn
December 12th, 2010, 06:14 PM
...on Christmas Day.

But wait! It gets more interesting.

It was produced all on an iPad.

Discuss, flip out, go to the bathroom, do whatever.

edit: feijowa;fjwqafa[ OF COURSE. A link (http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-20025385-243.html) would be helpful.

Enigma
December 12th, 2010, 06:34 PM
So you can download this off iTunes, right? I'll definitely be getting this, if that's the case. This is really, really cool.

Roxanne Rosie
December 12th, 2010, 08:17 PM
I MUST HAVE IT

Gorillaz are just amazing~

-Jared-
December 13th, 2010, 11:37 AM
Free Gorillaz album=awesome Christmas gift to the fans. ^__^ I CAN'T WAIT.

daigonite
December 13th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Holy ****cicles this is just amazing. <3

Cassino
December 15th, 2010, 07:21 AM
It was produced all on an iPad.
...


So?

Yeah, I'm gonna make for that bathroom now.
But, honest question, bearing in mind my lack of familiarity with any Apple products, what's the significance of it being done on an iPad?

-Jared-
December 15th, 2010, 07:38 AM
...


So?

Yeah, I'm gonna make for that bathroom now.
But, honest question, bearing in mind my lack of familiarity with any Apple products, what's the significance of it being done on an iPad?

I believe the big deal is that one of the main criticisms of the iPad was that most critics thought it couldn't be used to get any productive work done. This is supposed to be proof that you can get work done on it.

Axeliira
December 15th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Gorillaz are one of my fave bands! Can't wait for their album to come out. I'm also pretty intrigued that they did all of their work on an iPad. That's amazing!

Gold warehouse
December 15th, 2010, 08:20 AM
But, honest question, bearing in mind my lack of familiarity with any Apple products, what's the significance of it being done on an iPad?

There's usually quite a lot of professional equipment involved in album production. It's kind of like a statement saying that it's possible to create an album only using the equipment that an average person can buy at the store in this day and age.

I'm going to have to see what the album is actually like before I pass any judgement on it though.
I have heard rumours that it will be (at least partially) a live album, which I'm hoping for. I saw Gorillaz live recently, and Plastic Beach live is so much better than the studio version.

Gunn
December 15th, 2010, 05:02 PM
...


So?

So you didn't read the article.

Haza
December 16th, 2010, 03:42 AM
I'mq assuming the album is gonna be on their website? Lol, the article didnt say where to look for it! XD Oh well, I'll figure it out. They are amazing. Been a fan since Demon Days but I own everything before and after.

Cassino
December 16th, 2010, 11:29 AM
So you didn't read the article.
I did. Anyway, no matter now — Vendak gave a satisfactory answer.

Prometheus
December 17th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Sounds good to me! Might look at it.

Haza
December 17th, 2010, 10:22 PM
I wonder if it is the supposed "P-Sides"...

Controversial?
December 18th, 2010, 03:51 AM
I don't listen to Gorillaz much, but since this album's free I'll probs give it a listen.

Patchisou Yutohru
December 18th, 2010, 05:25 AM
...


So?
I read the article. This was my initial reply, as well, but only because my first thought was that it was going to sound mediocre. I guess I'll have to wait until I can listen to the album before I make judgmental assumptions on it. If it's anything on par with what I'm hoping it'd sound like, then it will truly be remarkable.

Ayselipera
December 18th, 2010, 12:48 PM
I'm very excited for it even though I wasn't thrilled with their last album, Plastic Beach. I did hear some sneak peak of a song, but I'm not sure if it was for the album or just something random they did. Either way I didn't care for it at all and I pray it's not the direction they're going in.

I guess I should be somewhat impressed that it's all been done on an iPad, but I just figure technology is changing and just about anything is possible. If it sounds great on it then great, but that won't change my opinion on it very much.

Haza
December 19th, 2010, 02:56 PM
If it is mediocre, who gives a? It's free lol. And You had to understand Plastic Beach to appreciate it.

Gold warehouse
December 19th, 2010, 03:04 PM
And You had to understand Plastic Beach to appreciate it.
Understand it...? It really wasn't that deep.
I enjoyed the album quite a bit, but I don't think it's as good as the previous two Gorillaz albums. Albarn went far too commercial, too many guests, and too many mediocre songs. There were quite a few decent tracks on there (Stylo, Empire Ants, On Melancholy Hill) but as an album it was all over the place and wasn't that strong at all.

abnegation
December 21st, 2010, 09:33 AM
Track listing and album title announced.

The Fall

01. Revolving Doors
02. HillBilly Man
03. Detroit
04. Shy-town
05. Little Pink Plastic Bags
06. The Joplin Spider
07. The Parish of Space Dust
08. The Snake In Dallas
09. Amarillo
10. The Speak It Mountains
11. Aspen Forest
12. Bobby In Phoenix
13. California And The Slipping Of The Sun
14. Seattle Yodel



Curious to see how the quality is seeing as in all 14 tracks were recorded on the iPad.

Alinthea
December 21st, 2010, 10:07 AM
I would be very interested to see what it sounds like considering it was done on the iPad.
I know a lot of people are saying "So...?" But it is rather interesting to see the quality of the tracks.

If they are decent and sound good, it will open up a lot of opportunities to new bands to make some of their stuff.

moments.
December 25th, 2010, 04:18 AM
Track listing and album title announced.

The Fall

01. Revolving Doors
02. HillBilly Man
03. Detroit
04. Shy-town
05. Little Pink Plastic Bags
06. The Joplin Spider
07. The Parish of Space Dust
08. The Snake In Dallas
09. Amarillo
10. The Speak It Mountains
11. Aspen Forest
12. Bobby In Phoenix
13. California And The Slipping Of The Sun
14. Seattle Yodel

Curious to see how the quality is seeing as in all 14 tracks were recorded on the iPad.

Just downloaded it now, and there are 15 tracks, one more called Phoner to Arizona which is the first track.

So far I've listened to 3 tracks and they are amazing so far. The quality isn't as rich as studio produced songs, but it is pretty darn good and the tracks themselves, in my opinion are some of the Gorillaz best tracks to date.

Gold warehouse
December 28th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Gave it a listen, I wasn't really impressed.
There were people saying it's better than Plastic Beach, and I have no idea WHY people are saying this because it doesn't even come close. It's kinda like DJ Shadow meets Gorillaz, but the album just bored me. While it may be a good marketing technique for the iPad, it's definitely not a notable album.

Take a mediocre Gorillaz song like Doncamatic, remove the singing (which is the only good part of Doncamatic) the result is The Fall.