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 - Singles 90/98 - Sealed - UK - cd single boxset - £65.00, $81.25, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 25-Aug-2020 12:47)
MASSIVE ATTACK Singles 90/98 (1998 UK limited edition 63-track 11 x CD singles box set featuring classic hits and exclusive remixes. Housed in superb heat sensitive packaging - still sealed from new with original sticker intact MASBOX1)
- Massive Attack - No Protection - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jul-2020 16:01)
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 shows light edgewear whilst the vinyl has some paper scuffs with the odd hairline but remains in superb condition WBRLP3)
- Massive Attack - Teardrop - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jul-2020 14:29)
MASSIVE ATTACK Teardrop (1998 UK 4-track 12" single pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl featuring the Album Version and Scream Team and Mad Professor Mazaruni Vocal remixes of the title track & Euro Zero Zero, picture sleeve. The sleeve showsjust a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in wonderful condition with few signs of play WBRT9)
- Massive Attack - Mezzanine - EX - UK - CD album - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2020 10:17)
MASSIVE ATTACK Mezzanine (1998 UK limited edition 11-track CD album including Angel, Risingson & Inertia Creeps. The disc shows minimal wear and comes housed within the oversized tri-fold picture sleeve which has just light evidence of shelfwear and comes complete with its illustrated lyric booklet WBRCDX4)
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