Item added to your cart.

The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Damon Albarn
Catalogue Number
Release Date
November 12, 2021
  • Vinyl Super Deluxe Edition


    Includes White LP | Exclusive Black Vinyl 7 inch | 32 page hardback book | Digital

    Read More
    • + WAV / FLAC
    • White LP housed in:
    • hardback book inc Black Vinyl 7” + 32 pages of photography, lyrics, drawings, doodles, etc.
    • high quality digital file
  • Vinyl


    Black Vinyl LP

    Read More
  • CD


    The CD edition includes a 20-minute hidden track of a new and original recording that inspired some of the record's themes.

    Read More
  • Cassette


The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory.

Albarn says “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 The Nearer the Fountain the More Pure the Stream Flows 5:00 Buy

    The Nearer the Fountain the More Pure the Stream Flows

  2. 2 The Cormorant 4:21 Buy

    The Cormorant

  3. 3 Royal Morning Blue 3:12 Buy

    Royal Morning Blue

  4. 4 Combustion 2:53 Buy


  5. 5 Daft Wader 3:28 Buy

    Daft Wader

  6. 6 Darkness To Light 2:59 Buy

    Darkness To Light

  7. 7 Esja 3:41 Buy


  8. 8 The Tower Of Montevideo 4:19 Buy

    The Tower Of Montevideo

  9. 9 Giraffe Trumpet Sea 1:51 Buy

    Giraffe Trumpet Sea

  10. 10 Polaris 4:45 Buy


  11. 11 Particles 3:21 Buy


Damon Albarn

--:-- --:--

Privacy Settings

This site uses cookies and similar technologies. For information, please read our cookies policy. Cookies Policy

Allow All
Manage Consent Preferences