Continuing our animal theme...this is a bit of a weird album, so bear with me, and please don't be afraid to give it a listen. This is an electronic opera written & produced by Damon Albarn, and performed by the UK Chinese Ensemble, a Chinese orchestra, as a soundtrack to a stage show also written by Albarn. It's based on a sixteenth-century Chinese novel about a a monkey, a pig, a water monster and a Buddhist monk who travel on a pilgrimage from China to India having all kinds of adventures. The book is probably a bit boring, so watch the 70s Japanese TV show Monkey instead, it's fucking sweet; just like this album. Enjoy.
Monkey – Journey To The West (2008)