Damon Albarn The Nearer The Fountain More Pure the Stream Flows

Label
Transgressive
Released
11th December 2021

Format Info

Deluxe Bookbound LP
White Vinyl LP

Deluxe (inc. White Vinyl): a casebound book with additional photography, original
scanned lyrics and artwork from Damon, alongside a white vinyl and bonus 7″

All formats with limited bonus flexi of Damon Albarn reciting Love & Memory by John Clare while stocks last LTD White Vinyl Deluxe (inc. White Vinyl): a casebound book with additional photography, original scanned lyrics and artwork from Damon, alongside a white vinyl version of the album, a high quality digital file and a bonus 7” featuring an exclusive song from the recording sessions. LP

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, the new studio album from Damon Albarn, will be released by new label home Transgressive Records on 12th November 2021.

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory.

Albarn says “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”

Alongside a digital release, there will be limited edition white vinyl format, plus CD and cassette. There will also be a deluxe version of the album, taking the form of a casebound book with additional photography, original scanned lyrics and artwork from Damon, alongside a white vinyl version of the album, a high quality digital file and a bonus 7” featuring an exclusive song from the recording sessions.