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Humanz liner notes

 
1. INTRO: I SWITCHED MY ROBOT OFF
Narrated by Ben Mendelsohn.

Contains portions of NASA spacecraft during launch sequence.

2. ASCENSION

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Vince Staples.
Additional vocals: The Humanz*
Recorded at Studio 13, Mission Sound, Brooklyn and 4220 Feng Shui Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Additional engineering by Michael Law Thomas at 4220 Feng Shui Studios.

3. STROBELITE

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Peven Everett.
Additional vocals: The Humanz*
Additional keyboards: Peven Everett
Recorded at Studio 13 and Mission Sound.

4. SATURNZ BARZ

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Popcaan.
Additional vocals: The Humanz*
Recorded at Studio 13, Mission Sound and Geejam Studios, Port Antonio, Jamaica.

[Although not mentioned in the liner notes, the sample "press the button to begin" in the intro of the song is taken from the Interactive Planetarium toy board.]

5. MOMENTZ

Written and performed by Gorillaz and De La Soul.
Additional vocals: Azekel and The Humanz*
Narration: Ben Mendelsohn
Synthesizers: Jean-Michel Jarre
Recorded at Studio 13, Mission Sound, Upstairs Studio, Atlanta and JM Jarre Studio, Paris.
Additional engineering by Morgan Garcia at Upstairs Studio.

6. INTERLUDE: THE NON-CONFORMIST OATH

Contains portions of the Steve Martin recording "A Wild And Crazy Guy".


7. SUBMISSION

Written and performed by Gorillaz, Danny Brown and Kelela.
Additional vocals: Azekel and The Humanz*
Guitars: Graham Coxon
Recorded at Studio 13, Mission Sound and Copper Top, Michigan.
Additional engineering by J.U.S..
Contains a sample from Jamie Principle's "Your Love".

8. CHARGER

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Grace Jones.
Recorded at Studio 13.
Additional engineering by Samuel Egglenton.

9. INTERLUDE: ELEVATOR GOING UP

Narrated by Ben Mendelsohn.


10. ANDROMEDA 
(for Ethel)
Written and performed by Gorillaz and D.R.A.M..
Additional vocals: Roses Gabor
Recorded at Studio 13.

11. BUSTED AND BLUE

Written and performed by Gorillaz.
Additional vocals: Kelela
Recorded at Studio 13.

12. INTERLUDE: TALK RADIO

Narrated by Ben Mendelsohn.


13. CARNIVAL

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Anthony Hamilton.
Recorded at Studio 13.

14. LET ME OUT

Written and performed by Gorillaz, Mavis Staples and Pusha T.
Additional vocals: The Humanz*
Recorded at Studio 13 and Chicago Recording Company and Thomas Crown Studios in Virginia Beach.
Additional engineering by Paul Bailey at Thomas Crown Studios.

15. INTERLUDE: PENTHOUSE

Narrated by Ben Mendelsohn.


16. SEX MURDER PARTY

Written and performed by Gorillaz, Jamie Principle and Zebra Katz.
Recorded at Studio 13 and
Geejam Studios.

17. SHE'S MY COLLAR

Written and performed by Gorillaz and
Kali Uchis.
Recorded at Studio 13 and Mission Sound.


18. INTERLUDE: THE ELEPHANT

Narrated by Ben Mendelsohn.


19. HALLELUJAH MONEY

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Benjamin Clementine.

Additional vocals: The Humanz*
Recorded at Studio 13 and Mission Sound.


20. WE GOT THE POWER (VERSION 2:18:482)

Written and performed by Gorillaz and
Jehnny Beth.
Additional vocals: Noel Gallagher and D.R.A.M.
Synthesizers: Jean-Michel Jarre
Recorded at Studio 13
and JM Jarre Studio.


"Deluxe" edition bonus tracks:

21. INTERLUDE: NEW WORLD

Narrated by Ben Mendelsohn.


22. THE APPRENTICE

Written and performed by Gorillaz, Rag'n'Bone Man, Zebra Katz and RAY BLK.
Additional production by Fraser T Smith.
Recorded at Studio 13
and Matrix Studios.

23. HALFWAY TO THE HALFWAY HOUSE

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Peven Everett.
Additional vocals: The Humanz*
Synthesizers: Jean-Michel Jarre
Additional keyboards: Peven Everett
Recorded at Studio 13, Mission Sound and JM Jarre Studio.

24. OUT OF BODY

Written and performed by Gorillaz,
Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz and Imani Vonshà.
Additional vocals: The Humanz*
Recorded at Studio 13, Mission Sound,
Geejam Studios, 4220 Feng Shui Studios and Kish's Castle, Los Angeles, CA.
Additional engineering by Michael Law Thomas at 4220 Feng Shui Studios and Kish's Castle.

25. TICKER TAPE

Written and performed by Gorillaz,
Carly Simon and Kali Uchis.
Additional keyboards: Cheick Tidiane Seck
Recorded at Studio 13, Mission Sound,
JM Jarre Studio and Hot Tin Roof Studios on Martha's Vineyard.
Additional engineering by Ben Taylor and Wes Maebe at Hot Tin Roof Studios.

26. CIRCLE OF FRIENDZ

Written and performed by Gorillaz.
Featured vocals by Brandon Markell Holmes and The Humanz*.
Recorded at Studio 13 and Mission Sound.



"Super Deluxe" edition bonus tracks:

LONG BEACH

Written and performed by Gorillaz.

Engineered by John Foyle at The Copper House, London.

COLOMBIANS

Written and performed by Gorillaz.

Recorded at Studio 13.

DUETZ

Written and performed by Gorillaz.

Recorded at Studio 13.

MIDNITE FLOAT

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Azekel.

Additional bass, synths and drums: Anthony Khan
Synthesizers: Jean-Michel Jarre
Recorded at Studio 13 and JM Jarre Studio.
Contains field recordings of Notting Hill Carnival 2015 made by Damon Albarn.

GRILLING WITH HIS FACE

Written and performed by Gorillaz.

Recorded at Studio 13.

CHARGER (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)

Written and performed by Gorillaz, Pauline Black and
Anthony Khan.
Drums and additional synthesizers: Anthony Khan
Recorded at Studio 13.
Additional engineering by Samuel Egglenton.

ANDROMEDA (D.R.A.M. SPECIAL)

Written by Gorillaz and D.R.A.M..

Additional vocals: Roses Gabor and The Humanz*
Drums and bass: Anthony Khan
Additional synthesizer: Cheick Tidiane Seck
Recorded at Studio 13 and Mission Sound.

BUSTED AND BLUE (FAIA YOUNAN SPECIAL)

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Faia Younan.

Recorded at Studio 13.

CARNIVAL (2D SPECIAL)
Written and performed by Gorillaz and Anthony Hamilton.
Drums and bass: Anthony Khan
Recorded at Studio 13.
Contains a sample from "Breathless" by Blaxx and Roy Cape.


FIVE WHALES IN A DREAM

Written and performed by Gorillaz.

Additional drums and bass: Anthony Khan

GARAGE PALACE

Written and performed by Gorillaz and Little Simz.

Drums: Remi Kabaka
Recorded at Studio 13.


SHE'S MY COLLAR (KALI UCHIS SPANISH SPECIAL)

Written and performed by Gorillaz and
Kali Uchis.
Drums: Anthony Khan
Recorded at Studio 13.


PHOENIX ON THE HILL

Written and performed by Gorillaz and
Sidiki Diabate.
Drums and bass: Anthony Khan
Recorded at Studio 13 and JM Jarre Studio.


TRANZFORMER

Written and performed by Gorillaz.



* The Humanz are: Rasul A-Salaam, Starr Busby, Melanie J-B Charles, Drea D'Nur, Giovanni James, Marcus Anthony Johnson, Janelle Kroll, Brandon Markell Holmes and Imani Vonshà

 
Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilite Tone of D/\P and Remi Kabaka. Production consultant Fraser T Smith.

Mixed by Stephen Sedgwick at Studio 13.

Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis.

Engineered by Stephen Sedgwick. Assisted by Samuel Egglenton at Studio 13 - 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. Assisted by KT Pipal at Mission Sound, Brooklyn - 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. Assisted by Casey Cuyao at 4220 Feng Shui Studios, Hollywood, CA - 2. Assisted by Alex Baez and Jonathan Lackey at Chicago Recording Company - 14. Assisted by Manon Grandjean at Matrix Studios - 22.

Artwork and design by J.C. Hewlett with assistance from LuckyMe Studios.

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