Gorillaz Next Album Being Recorded on iPad

Brit Pop recording act Gorillaz is recording and mixing its next album entirely on an iPad. Damon Albarn, the frontman of Blur and the main creative force behind Gorillaz, and he told NME magazine that he’s been recording the album whilst touring the U.S. with Gorillaz.

“I’ve made it on an iPad – I hope I’ll be making the first record on an iPad,” he told the magazine. “I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I’ve made a completely different kind of record.”

iPad has lots of music related apps, everything from IK Mutimedia’s AmpliTube for iPad, to Propellerhead’s ReBirth, to iSequence for iPad, to Korg iMS-10, to MultiTrack DAW, to Studio.HD, and many, many more. This is the first we’ve heard, however, of a major recording project being attempted with the device.

Mr. Albarn said he hopes to release the album before Christmas this year.

Gorillaz might be best known in the U.S. for the 2001 hit “Clint Eastwood” off the band’s debut album, Gorillaz. Blur may best known for “Song 2” off of Blur or “Girls & Boys” from Parklife.

Thanks to 148Apps for the heads up.

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn