As reported time and again, Massive Attack’s forthcoming Heligoland features a monstrous cameo list with the occasional side dish of NSFW porn confessional. The track with Tunde is out there, and in step with Damon’s recently revealed Gorillaz jam comes this collab with the Bristol duo on “Saturday Come Slow.” It’s a Heligoland high water mark for Massive Attack’s restrained, pitch-perfect production and Damon’s weary, wrenching delivery. Don’t miss:

Heligoland is out 2/9 via Virgin.

Comments (11)
  1. anovus  |   Posted on Jan 25th, 2010 0


  2. glazzy  |   Posted on Jan 25th, 2010 0

    More of this please.

  3. odiseo  |   Posted on Jan 25th, 2010 0

    pretty underwhelming, it sounds like a blur b side.

  4. Mark  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    I agree. Underwhelming. I don’t mind Massive Attack taking close to a decade for each release, but let me think you were doing something! Still, I think the rest of the album will be brilliant.

  5. questionforyou  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    is that the beginning of “Backdrifts. (Honeymoon is Over.)” from HTTT at the end? or am i hearing things?

  6. Glowingwabbit  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    I had high hopes for the Damon Albarn track… sadly, I think it’s the weakest track on the album (which is no Mezzanine, but still pretty great)

  7. andre  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    not blown away by this . . . and btw; massive attack’s best albums never needed “monstrous cameo list” of guests . . . so i’m already a little skeptical about this one to be honest . . . I would be more excited if the next album had the full massive attack line-up (mushroom)

  8. Birgar Dan  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 -1

    The best thing I have heard from this band. Hmmmmm……I wonder why?

  9. Sakamoto Zaibatsu  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 +1

    Come on… It’s a breath of fresh air in a sea of mediocre music (vampire weekend *cough*). And seriously, its Massive Attack with Damon Albarn; did you really expect something OVERwhelming?

    I was thinking the same thing… backdrifts?

    • questionforyou  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

      i believe at 3:28 it begins, perhaps this was taken from some radio show, strange indeed.

  10. Droc  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    Give it a bunch of listens. It grows on you. Damon pours it out on this. Good to hear.

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