Gorillaz

Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez

INFORMATION

¨Song Machine: Season 1¨ is the seventh studio album from the Virtual British Band Gorillaz.
The album is being released in a new format, with one song coming out (almost) every month.

Damon Albarn said in an interview for Anne Mac in January, that this project will be 12 songs (maybe 13) with little bitez, like in 2001.
Also, every song seems to be a collaboration with a different artist.

The release dates were like this:
In January: ¨Momentary Bliss ft. Slaves & slowthai¨.
In February: ¨Désolé ft. Fatoumata Diawara¨.
In April: “Aries ft. Georgia & Peter Hook”.
In May: ¨How Far? ft. Skepta & Tony Allen¨
In June: ¨Friday 13th ft. Octavian¨
In July: ¨Pac-Man ft. ScHoolboy Q¨
In September: ¨Strange Timez ft. Robert Smith¨
In October: “The Pink Phantom ft. 6LACK & Elton John”
In November: “The Valley of the Pagans ft. Beck”
In December: “The Lost Chord ft. Leee John”

Song Credits

Featuring: 6LACK , Beck , CHAI (JPN) , EARTHGANG , Elton John , Fatoumata Diawara , Georgia , GoldLink , Joan As Police Woman , JPEGMAFIA , Kano , Leee John , Moonchild Sanelly , Octavian , Peter Hook , Robert Smith , Roxani Arias , ScHoolboy Q , Skepta , Slaves , ​slowthai , St. Vincent , Tony Allen , Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Producers: Gorillaz , James Ford , Joan As Police Woman , John Smythe , Marz , Mike WiLL Made-It , P2J , Prince Paul , Remi Kabaka Jr. , Robert Smith , Weathrman
Writers: 6LACK , Beck , Damon Albarn , Darryle Gayle , Doctur Dot , Fatoumata Diawara , GoldLink , Isaac Holman , James Ford , Joan As Police Woman , Joel McNeill , John McNeil , Johnny Venus , John Smythe , JPEGMAFIA , Kana (CHAI) , Kano , Laurie Vincent , Leee John , Mana (CHAI) , Marz , MIKE DEAN , Mike WiLL Made-It , Moonchild Sanelly , Octavian , P2J , Peter Hook , Prince Paul , Remi Kabaka Jr. , Robert Smith , Roxani Arias , Ruban Nielson , ScHoolboy Q , Skepta , ​slowthai , St. Vincent , Tony Allen , Wit , Yuki (CHAI) , Yuna (CHAI)
Additional Production: P2J
Additional Vocals: Etta Albarn Teulon
Background Vocals: Augustin Ledieu , Emmanuel Laniece , Neima Naouri , Prince Paul , Sylvain Bellegarde , Vanina De Franco
Balafon: James Ford
Bass: Damon Albarn , Gorillaz , Peter Hook , Robert Smith , Weathrman
Bells: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Cello: Isabelle Dunn
Co-Producer: MIKE DEAN
Copyright ©: Damon Albarn , Gorillaz , Jamie Hewlett , Parlophone Records , Warner Music Group
Distributor: Warner Music Group
Drum Programmer: Damon Albarn , Gorillaz , James Ford , MIKE DEAN , Mike WiLL Made-It , P2J , Remi Kabaka Jr.
Drums: Georgia , Gorillaz , Isaac Holman , James Ford , Remi Kabaka Jr. , Rudy Albarn , Tony Allen , Yuna (CHAI)
Electronics: Nora Fedrigo
Engineer: 6LACK , Adrien Libmann , Andrea Fognini , Darryle Gayle , Davide Lasala , David Greenbaum , Dylan Sky Herman , Matt Doughty , Raúl Chirinos , Sam Egglenton , Samuel Egglenton , Stephen Sedgwick , St. Vincent , Sylvain Mercier , Wit
Erhu: Joan As Police Woman
Guitar: Damon Albarn , Gorillaz , James Ford , Joan As Police Woman , John Smythe , Laurence Vincent , Robert Smith
Horns: Sébastien Blanchon
Keyboard: Damon Albarn , Gorillaz , Robert Smith
Keyboards: Damon Albarn , Gorillaz , James Ford , Joan As Police Woman , Mana (CHAI) , St. Vincent , Weathrman
Label: Parlophone Records , Warner Records
Live Drums: James Ford , Remi Kabaka Jr. , Zither
Management: Eleven Management
Mastered at: Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, LDN
Masterer: John Davis (Mastering Engineer)
Mastering Engineer: John Davis (Mastering Engineer)
Melodica: Damon Albarn , Gorillaz
Mixed At: Studio 13 (London)
Mixer: Stephen Sedgwick
Mixing Engineer: Stephen Sedgwick
Percussion: Georgia , Gorillaz , James Ford , Remi Kabaka Jr.
Performance Rights: ASCAP , BMI , PRS , SACEM
Phonographic Copyright ℗: Damon Albarn , Gorillaz , Jamie Hewlett , Parlophone Records , Warner Music Group
Piano: Damon Albarn , Elton John , Roberto Fonseca
Publisher: BMG , Boys Cry 2 , Downtown Music , EMI Blackwood Music , EMI Music Publishing Group , Gorillaz , Kobalt Music , Montuno Productions , New World Music , Papa George Music , Sony/ATV Allegro , Sony Music Entertainment , Thirteen Limited , Universal Music Group , Warner/Chappell , Warner Music Group , Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. , Warp Music
Recorded At: Barn , Compound Fracture Studios, Los Angeles , Dean’s List House Of Hits, Cypress, Texas , Edac Studio, Lake Como , Ire Garden Studio, Philadelphia , La Seine Studios, Paris , LVRN Studios Atlanta, GA , Paul’s Coffee Shop, Long Island , Rocket Entertainment Studios, London , RS@Home , Studio 13 (London) , The Wxllxm, Atlanta, GA
String Arranger: Davide Rossi
Strings: Ciara Ismail , Davide Rossi , Isabelle Dunn , Kotono Sato , Stella Page
Synthesizer: Gorillaz , James Ford , Weathrman
Trumpet: Etta Albarn Teulon
Upright Bass: Joan As Police Woman
Video 3d Modelling: Maximilien Bougeois
Video Animation Supervisor: Venla Linna
Video Animator: Marc Valls , Peter Baynton , Setareh Seto , Setareh Soto , Simone Cirillo , Venla Linna
Video Camera Support: Dan Booth , Ecstasy of Gold
Video Clean Up Artist: Denise Dean , Eleonora Quario , Paola Costigliola , Setareh Seto , Venla Linna
Video Clean Up Lead: Eleonora Quario
Video Co-Director: Max Taylor , Tim McCourt
Video Compositor: Courtney D. Price , Courtney Pryce , Freddie Lewis-Wall , Valerie Guichard
Video Director: Jamie Hewlett
Video Lead Animator: Venla Linna
Video Light Support: Dan Booth , Ecstasy of Gold
Video Producer: Eva Dahlqvist
Video Production Assistant: Laurence Moss
Video Production Company: The Line
Video Production Manager: Sama Ahmed , Samia Ahmed
Video Runner: Laurence Moss
Video Shadow Animator: Eleonora Quario
Viola: Nicole Hicks
Violin: Alice Pratley , Ciara Ismail
Vocals: 6LACK , Beck , Damon Albarn , Doctur Dot , Elton John , Fatoumata Diawara , GoldLink , Isaac Holman , Joan As Police Woman , Johnny Venus , JPEGMAFIA , Kana (CHAI) , Kano , Leee John , Mana (CHAI) , Moonchild Sanelly , Octavian , Peter Hook , Robert Smith , Roxani Arias , Ruban Nielson , ScHoolboy Q , Skepta , ​slowthai , St. Vincent , Tony Allen , Yuki (CHAI) , Yuna (CHAI)

 

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