At long last, we now have new music from Gorillaz! This morning, after many months of hinting, the animated hip-hop crew orchestrated by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett officially announced their highly-awaited new album, Humanz. The album announcement came in the form of a series of Instagram posts, with each post spelling out the name “Humanz,” along with photos of the guest collaborators that will be featured on the album.Now, Gorillaz have shared four tracks from the upcoming release by way of YouTube. Three of the new songs (“Ascension,” “Andromeda,” and “We’ve Got The Power”) are presented over digitally animated dynamic visuals, while the fourth, “Saturnz Barz,” was shared in the form of a wild 6+ minute animated short film featuring the familiar Gorillaz characters. You can stream the videos for all four new tracks below:“Ascension”“Andromeda”“We’ve Got The Power”“Saturnz Barz” (animated short film)The confirmed collaborators on Humanz as previously leaked, include Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Grace Jones, De La Soul, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Anthony Hamilton, Vince Staples, Kelela, D.R.A.M., and more. A limited-edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring additional alternative versions of all 14 album tracks will also be made available. Gorillaz will play the complete album live for fans for the first time tomorrow, March 24th, at an undisclosed location in London.Humanz Full Track List1. Ascension feat. Vince Staples2. Strobelite feat. Peven Everett3. Saturnz Barz feat. Popcaan4. Momentz feat. De La Soul5. Submission feat. Danny Brown & Kelela6. Charger feat. Grace Jones7. Andromeda feat. D.R.A.M.8. Busted and Blue9. Carnival feat. Anthony Hamilton10. Let Me Out feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T11. Sex Murder Party feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz12. She’s My Collar feat. Kali Uchis13. Hallelujah Money feat. Benjamin Clementine14. We Got The Power feat. Jehnny BethBonus material on Deluxe:15. The Apprentice feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK16. Halfway To The Halfway House feat. Peven Everett17. Out Of Body feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà18. Ticker Tape feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis19. Circle Of Friendz feat. Brandon Markell Holmes
By Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo September 14, 2020 On August 24, troops of the Peruvian Armed Forces and the National Police neutralized four Shining Path terrorists in the coca-growing region of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM, in Spanish).Alias Cirilo, the group’s leader, and aliases Roger, Wilmer, and Alejandro were neutralized.Service members recovered three rifles and a gun during the August 24 operation against the Shining Path. (Photo: ANDINA)“In the military command structure of this organization, comrade Cirilo carried out security activities for narcotrafficking,” Peruvian Minister of Defense Jorge Chávez Cresta said in a statement on the same day.According to the minister, Cirilo allowed the movement of cocaine hydrochloride to certain areas in exchange for financing and logistics to expand the organization’s support bases in the southern VRAEM.A soldier and a police officer also died during the clash. The operation took place in the Anchihuay district, Ayacucho region. Service members recovered three rifles and a gun, in addition to documentation and military supplies.Alias Cirilo’s group was part of the Shining Path’s so-called “main force,” under the orders of alias Antonio.“Its members were responsible for an ambush in March against a National Police convoy in the community of Aguas Verdes, where two civilians died,” the ministries of Defense and the Interior said in a joint statement.From 1980 to 2000, the armed conflict between the Shining Path and the Peruvian state left 69,280 people dead or missing, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR, in Spanish) said.“These figures exceed the number of human losses Peru suffered in all the external and civil wars in its 182 years of independence,” the CVR said in a report.In recent months, the Armed Forces have implemented a strategy of siege and constant harassment against remnants of the Shining Path in the VRAEM, with the help of National Police intelligence.The measure led to desertions in the organization. In January, for instance, seven remnants of the Shining Path abandoned their column, the ministries of Defense and the Interior reported.