The record is a "mixture of breakbeat and stories put to music" - the mind boggles...

SHAUN RYDER has recorded an album of “stories put to music” in AUSTRALIA.

Speaking in his regular column in the Daily Sport newspaper, Ryder said he has been in Off World Sounds recording studio in Perth, working on what will become his debut solo album. Ryder describes the record as a “mixture of breakbeat and stories put to music”.

He said: “I’ve been in Australia since January, firstly touring and then recording new material…I’ve just completed a new album. It’s a mixture of break-beat and stories put to music. It will be released under the name of Shaun Ryder and Off World Sounds. I’ve done the album with Shane Norton from Kuling Bros and Sound Lab, a top outfit from Oz.

“We’ve tried to make the album and the music a bit different. We’ve remixed some of my favourite songs and replaced the vocals with some of my stories – all true of course!”

Ryder claims the record, made independently is “ready to go”, but “totally different” to his previous material with Black Grape and the Happy Mondays.

Ryder, who has retained a low profile in the UK since the Happy Mondays‘ shows at the Big Day Out festival in Australia at the start of the year, will return at the start of May.