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First Listen: Neneh Cherry, 'Blank Project'

Many will describe <i>Blank Project</i> as Neneh Cherry's comeback album — and, to be fair, it <i>is</i> her first solo work in 18 years. In that time, though, Cherry has released two collaborative LPs, contributed to numerous artists' projects, started a band with her husband and daughter, toured the world and …

Danger Mouse on the Sci-Fi and Deep Chats Behind Broken Bells' New LP

"James and I are very fascinated with what people in the Fifties and Sixties thought now was gonna be like," he says<p>Broken Bells, the collaborative …

Science Fiction

Damon Albarn Announces New LP Everyday Robots

Here it is: Damon Albarn's next solo album has been announced. The "sort of folk soul" project (as he described it to <i>Rolling Stone</i>), made with the help of XL Recordings head Richard Russell, is called <i>Everyday Robots</i>. It's out April 28, Revolt reports. Check out the tracklist below.<p>The album's title …

Watch: Broken Bells Perform New Song "The Changing Lights" on a "Take Away Show"

Broken Bells, the duo of Danger Mouse and the Shins' James Mercer, will release a new album called <i>After the Disco</i> on February 4. The two recently appeared on an episode of La Blogothèque's "Take Away Show" series, which features performances in unusual places.<p>Broken Bells did stripped-down …

A Strange Composition: Classical Music Meets Bioterror In 'Orfeo'

<b>Listen · 8:14</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Richard Powers' new novel, <i>Orfeo,</i> tells the story of an avant-garde classical music composer who finds himself dabbling in DNA. Like the Orpheus myth that inspired the book's name, this story takes its hero, Peter Els, on a journey. He becomes a …