Fallen Mango under his own name. A year later, The Glad Fact reintroduced his experimental rock project as "Dirty Projectors,” a moniker he's kept longer than any particular lineup. Longstreth has since recorded 5 full albums with a revolving cast of collaborators (including Bjork on last years’ mini album ‘Mt Wittenberg Orca’).
Album number six ‘Swing Lo Magellan’ (released 10th July 2012) goes beyond the aughts-era duality of retromania and neophilia, and beyond his band’s reputation for dizzying, heady innovation, to find the beautiful, generous simplicity of the heart and soul. Where prior DPz albums investigated 20th-century orchestration (The Getty Address), aerated the aesthetics of 80s hardcore and west African guitar music (Rise Above), and explored complex contrapuntal techniques in human voices (Bitte Orca and Mt Wittenberg Orca), Swing Lo Magellan is a leap forward again.