Danger Mouse Unveils Album… on a CD-R
- Words: Jennifer Marston
So then, after another recent dispute with EMI, the man born Brian Burton has found a slightly more creative way to release Dark Night of the Soul, his second collaboration with Sparklehorse.
Reasons for the EMI dispute are undisclosed at this time, with the Danger Mouse website merely stating that, "due to an ongoing dispute with EMI, Danger Mouse is unable to release the music for Dark Night of the Soul without fear of being sued."
Not that an inability to sell the new album will stop him from distributing the music anyways. Instead, Dark Night will be released as a blank CD-R, packaged with a note that sends fans to an illegal file-sharing network to download the album (and, presumably, burn to disc and distribute the music to friends).
Fans, meanwhile, are encouraged to purchase the project's accompanying book, which comes with photographs from filmmaker David Lynch and the blank CD-R for $50. For the cash-conscious, the disc is also available with a poster, for $10. Pre-orders begin May 29.
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