Damon Albarn's Dr Dee - Interactive Sampler

Damon Albarn is streaming a new interactive preview of his upcoming album Dr Dee via YouTube. Premiered in Manchester last year, Damon Albarn brought Dr Dee to OneFest for an exclusive show recently. Continually in a state of flux, the songwriter recently crafted one final preview for fans.

Released today (Monday 7th May) Dr Dee is 18 tracks of songs and music inspired by the life of John Dee, mathematician, polymath and advisor to Elizabeth I. Described by Albarn as 'strange pastoral folk', Dr Dee is a fitting companion to the end of another Elizabethan age. The album combines Albarn's voice with early English choral and instrumentation alongside modern, West African and Renaissance sounds.

Dr Dee was recorded late last year in Albarn's West London studio and also in Salford with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The album was mixed by Valgeir Sigursson in Reykjavik.