Friday, May 15, 2009

The Icing

I haven't been able to verify it from another source yet but I was just reading an article on Digital Music News which I found hysterical. Apparently DJ Dangermouse (of The Grey Album fame) and Sparklehorse have released a new album titled 'Dark Night of the Soul'. The trick is that the CD (R) is blank - they are having a dispute with their record label (EMI) and cannot release the music. The music however is available on the net, so all consumers are getting are the liner notes with a 100 page booklet of photos and the instructions to 'Use It As You Will'.

Too funny - when will these labels learn?

More Information
Digital Music News, Danger Mouse + Sparklehorse: The Art of Releasing a Blank CD... (15 May 2009) <http://digitalmusicnews.com/stories/051409danger> at 15 May 2009

Wikipedia, The Grey Album (6 May 2009) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grey_Album> at 15 May 2009

1 comment:

Mona said...

No wonder EMI don't make as much money as they would like, they will have to bring forward the release date of the Beatles mono mix cd's to make money this year, and all because Dangermouse used the Beatles for his grey album!
'Dark Night' is VERY good tho!
Regards/