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 - Mezzanine - UK - CD album - £8.00, $10.16, €9.12 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jul-2019 14:18)
MASSIVE ATTACK Mezzanine (1998 UK 11-track CD album, includes Inertia Creeps and Teardrop featuring ex-Cocteau Twins vocalist Elizabeth Fraser, picture sleeve WBRCD4) […]
Massive Attack - No Protection - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Apr-2019 09:19)
MASSIVE ATTACK VS MAD PROFESSOR No Protection (1995 UK 8-track LP, invoking the time-honoured Jamaican tradition of the dub album, reworked by a mixing board auteur Mad Professor! Fantastic Stephen Bliss artwork picture sleeve. The sleeve retains its opened shrink so has minimal wear & vinyl is in near 'as new' condition WBRLP3) […]
Massive Attack - E.P. - UK - 12" vinyl - £18.00, $22.86, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2019 12:43)
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 has some light edgewear and,apart from a little spindle wear, the vinyl looks barely played WBRT4) […]
Massive Attack - Sly - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2019 13:22)
MASSIVE ATTACK Sly (Rare 1992 UK 5-remix 12" vinyl single, including the Underdog Mix, Cosmic Dub, 7 Stones Mix and Eternal Feedback Dub, picture sleeve. The sleeve has only minor edgewear and the vinyl looks barely played WBRT5) […]
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