Damon Albarn’s debut solo album, Everyday Robots, focused both thematically and sonically on the interaction between humanity and technology, the organic and the artificial. So it’s only natural that Albarn was recently invited to perform at Tokyo’s National Museum Of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) for an audience that contained a couple of creepy Uncanny Valley-esque androids. The Blur and Gorillaz frontman played a live acoustic set that included “Everyday Robots” and Blur’s “Strange News From Another Star,” while android attendee Otonaroid contorted her face into shapes that vaguely and frighteningly resembled human emotions. “I might write a song about singing to an android now,” Albarn says. You can watch the performance below, along with some footage of Albarn musing about technology and wandering around what looks like a really cool museum.
(via The Creators Project)