Danger Mouse returns with new projects
Feted producer to the stars Danger Mouse is back with a bang in 2008. The imaginative studio auteur, aka Brian Burton, who first picked up props for his widescreen, mind-boggling fusion of Jay Z and The Beatles (‘The Grey Album’) and a sampladelic rap opus with Jemini (‘Ghetto Pop Life’) has three new projects which will see the light of day this year.
The first record with the Danger Mouse signature to be unveiled will be Martina Topley-Bird’s long awaited second solo set, ‘The Blue God’. Burton has produced and co-written the record, his stamp of innovation and sonic trickery forming the backdrop to Topley-Bird’s exquisite voice.
The hazardous rodent has also lent his considerable abilities to new Wall of Sound signings The Shortwave Set, whose own second record ‘Replica Sun Machine’ has been entirely produced by Burton. Employing a 24 piece orchestra conducted by Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks, it’s destined to be epic indeed.
Last but not least, Danger Mouse has resurrected lysergic freak funk and acid hop nutbags Gnarls Barkley, his hook-up with soul machine Cee-Lo Green. After 2006’s mega hit ‘Crazy’, expectations are high, but the duo — holed up in a top secret studio in Atlanta putting the finishing touches to the new album — promise not to disappoint.