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Damon Albarn played a gig for Japanese robots

29 July 2014, 11:41 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

​Blur frontman Damon Albarn isn’t adverse to blurring the line of reality. Gorillaz were the world’s first “virtual” band, after all. But now he’s done something very few others have: performing a gig live for actual Japanese robots.

The solo set took place at Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation earlier this week, with two androids in attendance. One, a lifelike female called Otonaroid®, reportedly “hummed along to the lyrics, and her expressions seemed to change when the melody would take a sad turn or during up-tempo parts of the songs”.

You can see photos from the event below, ​via The Creator’s Project/Takanori Kuroda:

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