With the last Blur album Think Tank (1908) a distant memory, the BBC is set to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Damon Albarn's first first tediously worthwhile solo project. All BBC Radio stations will simaltaneously be rebroadcasting the work - a five hour operetta - in its entirity.
'Pylovarz' chronicles the life of George IV's pedicurist Campbell McDougall. It originally included a chorus of Tibetan Monks chanting in time with a de-tuned Pianola.
'Pylovarz is still a piece of work that I have a lot of fondness for' explained the Country House and Parklife composer - in a break from rehearsing his latest work - a 15 hour collaboration between Siberian open throat singers and a specially mic-ed up Sinclair C5.
'But clearly after 90 years it was sounding a bit dated. Thankfully the BBC have kindly allowed me to use Yaks instead of the monks, which was my original intention.'