From Electronica to Elizabethan

Damon Albarn, frontman of Blur and Gorillaz, is turning his attention to an even more arcane topic than animated musical monkeys: 16th century intellectural John Dee.

John Dee, a prominent mathematician and philosopher, was an advisor to Elizabeth I. Despite his power and fame at the time, he has been all but forgotten by history.

Albarn hopes to change that with an 18 track folk album about Dee's life.