On May 8th, the soundtrack to Damon Albarn's Dr. Dee opera will be released through Virgin Records, and is now available to stream in full via NPR.org. The opera and soundtrack were inspired by 18th-century mathmetician and Elizabeth I advisor John Dee, and Albarn has created eighteen tracks with this to guide him. The sountrack boasts eighteen tracks, all of which were recorded by Albarn in his West London studio as well as with the help of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Salford.
Also streaming on NPR.org are the upcoming albums from both Santigold and Rufus Wainwright. Santigold's highly anticipated sophomore LP Master of My Make Believe is set for release on May 1st via Downtown/Atlantic Records, and sees contributions from Major Lazer's Switch, Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, and many more. You can stream it here. Rufus Wainwright's seventh studio album, Out of the Game, is also streaming on NPR.org, and will also see release on May 1st via Decca Records. The 12-track effort was produced by Mark Ronson, and will feature guest appearances from Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt, Wilco's Nels Cline, and several others including his sister Martha Wainwright.