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“Oh, don’t start me on Blur.”

“Put it this way, I’m not going to work with them again — Damon was really awful. That’s all I’ll say. Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t care to go back. I wouldn’t be hurrying back to do that album. I didn’t get paid! But, you know, I’m not the first.”

13 and Think Tank producer William Orbit speaking to NME about why you won’t see his name on any Blur albums in future. The comments follow a public intervention from Orbit back in Summer 2012, when he revealed that sessions for a new album had been abruptly halted at Albarn’s behest. It’s not his first pop at Albarn – he described the singer as “kinda a shit to the rest of Blur” on Twitter last year.

Albarn has recently reactivated his Africa Express project, with Tri Angle’s Holy OtherBrian Eno and more all heading to Mali earlier this year to record with local musicians.



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