Massive Attack reissue Mezzanine album as DNA-encoded spray paint
Massive Attack have announced that they are releasing a remastered version of their 1998 album ‘Mezzanine’ as a can of spray paint. This isn’t one of those QR code deals though – the album is actually inside the paint itself as audio encoded DNA.
Yeah, that all sounds quite complicated and confusing, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, it is. Earlier this year, the band announced that they’d encoded the album into DNA. You can try to get your head around that process in this academic paper here.
With that DNA now mixed into the black paint that fills these spray cans, they reckon that each can contains one million copies of the album. Not sure if they’re all chart eligible though.
As well as being a mind-bending way to release a record, the unusual piece of merch is also a nod to the frequent rumours that anonymous street artist Banksy is actually Massive Attack’s 3D, who says of the new release: “It’s a creative way to store your back catalogue, although DNA-encoded spray paint is unlikely to be adopted by street artists seeking anonymity”.
The remastered version of ‘Mezzanine’ is also available in other more traditional, easier to listen to formats.[from CMU Daily]
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Massive Attack - Protection - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 10-Dec-2019 14:07)
MASSIVE ATTACK Protection (2012 UK official issue of the classic 1994 10-track LP in EMI's Electrospective Series, including collaborations with Tracey Thorn & Tricky, including the singles Protection & Karmacoma plus a live version of Light My Fire, picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve & the vinyl remain in Excellent condition with just some light signs of wear & play WBRLP2)
Massive Attack - Massive Attack E.P. - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 29-Nov-2019 16:03)
MASSIVE ATTACK Massive Attack E.P. (1992 UK 4-track injection moulded 7" vinyl EP including Home Of The Whale plus remixes of Hymn Of The Big Wheel, Be Thankful For What You've Got and Any Love, housed in the original card picture sleeve. The sleeve does have some light edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl looks barely played WBRS4)
Massive Attack - Sly - Double Pack - UK - 12" vinyl - Promo - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2019 16:48)
MASSIVE ATTACK Sly (1994 UK DJ promotional-only 9-mix 12" vinyl single double pack, includes the 7" Stones Mix, Underdog Mix, Cosmic Dub and Eternal Feedback Dub, custom title stickered sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl looks barely played WBRTDJ5)
Massive Attack - Spoils - 180gram Lavender Vinyl - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2019 10:57)
MASSIVE ATTACK Spoils (2016 UK limited edition 12" single pressed on 180gram Lavender Vinyl, including the title track with vocals from HOPE SANDOVAL plus Come Near Me which features GHOSTPOET. The vinyl appears in barely played condition within the picture sleeve VST2142)
Massive Attack - Protection - 180 Gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 06-Nov-2019 14:36)
MASSIVE ATTACK Protection (2016 UK 10-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, originally released in 1994, featuring collaborations with Tracey Thorn and Tricky and including the singles Protection and Karmacoma plus a live version of Light My Fire, picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines - 180 Gram Vinyl - Dutch - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 06-Nov-2019 13:08)
MASSIVE ATTACK Blue Lines (2016 Dutch 9-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. The groups debut album originally released in 1991, one of the great British classics of the nineties, kicking off with the Billy Cobham-sampled 'Safe From Harm' and including everything in between such as an inspired cover of WilliamDeVaughn's 'Be Thankful For What You've Got', the unstoppable hit 'Unfinished Sympathy' and the majestic closer 'Hymn Of The Big Wheel' with Horace Andy, all performed in their own natural tongue that put Bristol on the map; spot laminated picture sleeve with album credits inner. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
Massive Attack - Massive Attack E.P. - UK - 12" vinyl - £18.00, $21.96, €19.98 (New Item) (arrived 17-Oct-2019 20:57)
MASSIVE ATTACK Massive Attack E.P. (1992 UK 4-track 12" vinyl EP including Hymn Of The Big Wheel [Nellee Hooper Mix], Home Of The Whale, Be Thankful [Paul Oakenfold Mix] and Any Love [Larry Heard Mix], picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play WBRT4)
Massive Attack - Risingson - UK - 12" vinyl - Promo - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 09-Oct-2019 14:11)
MASSIVE ATTACK Risingson (1997 UK 7-track DJ promotional 12" vinyl double pack, including mixes by Underdog, Otherside and Darren Emerson for Underworld, complate with postcard, custom stickered plain sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in great condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for over twenty years WBRTDJ8)
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