Friday, May 15, 2009
Dark Night Of The Soul - $10 for a CD-R
Dark Night Of The Soul is an album collaboration between the producer Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch.
Except that a dispute with Danger Mouse's label EMI means that the music is now unlikely to be officially released. The artwork by David Lynch is complete however, so the plan is now to sell a blank, recordable CD, plus a poster, for $10, or the book of artwork, the poster, and a blank, recordable CD for $50.
This is a taster of the music:
The site says "Please note: Due to an ongoing dispute with EMI, Danger Mouse is unable to include music on the CD without fear of legal entanglement. Therefore, he has included a blank CD-R as an artifact to use however you see fit."
The implication being that the music will be leaked anyway, so you are buying a CD to burn it onto. In fact it started leaking a week ago, according to DigitalMusicNews. I suspect this one will run and run.
You can also listen to the album in full at the NPR site.