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 - 180grm - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $69.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Oct-2021 09:33)
MASSIVE ATTACK Mezzanine (2014 issue of the 1998 UK 11-track double LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl, the third studio album by English trip-hop group, including Angel, Risingson and Inertia Creeps. Housed in a single-pocket picture sleeve with picture inners. The sleeve and inners have some minor wear from storage, whilst the vinyl displays little evidence of play - Essential)
- Massive Attack - Story Of A Soundsystem - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $48.29, €41.29 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2021 10:37)
THE WILD BUNCH Story Of A Soundsystem (2002 UK Strut label 9-track double vinyl LP, compiled by DJ Milo as a snapshot of the early b-boy/disco years of The Wild Bunch DJ crew from Bristol, members of which went on to enjoy worldwide success asMassive Attack. Custom stickered picture sleeve with illustrated/essay insert. The sleeve has some edgwear and the vinyl is Excellent with light play only STRUTLP019)
- Massive Attack - Musst Musst - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $27.60, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2021 10:55)
NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN Mustt Mustt (1990 UK 3-track 12" single remixed by Massive Attack, featuring their Duck Pond Dub Mix & Single Edit plus the b-side 'The Game'. Both the picture sleeve & vinyl are in superb Excellent condition with minimal wear & play RWS1)
- Massive Attack - Safe From Harm - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.56, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2021 15:14)
MASSIVE ATTACK Safe From Harm (Classic 1991 UK injection label 7" single, featuring the 7" & Original Versions of the title track. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played WBRS3)
- Massive Attack - 100th Window - EX - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £125.00, $172.50, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 13:51)
MASSIVE ATTACK 100th Window (Rare 2003 UK 9-track triple LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl at 45rpm, their fourth studio album which includes the singles Special Cases and Butterfly Caught. The tri-fold picture sleeve has some evidence ofshelfwear & age to the edges along with a small spot of sticker residue to the front and apart from just a couple of light surface scuffs showing evidence of play, all three discs remains in EX condition for its FIFTEEN plus years and is offeredat an advantageous price! V2967)
- Massive Attack - Protection - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $103.50, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2021 12:22)
MASSIVE ATTACK Protection (Original 1994 UK Wild Bunch / Circa label 10-track vinyl LP 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 has a slight sticker tear in the top right corner and shows some light edgewear and corner scuffs; the vinyl shows a few light hairlines - overall an excellent copy WBRLP2)
- Massive Attack - No Protection - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $48.30, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 10-Aug-2021 16:26)
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 some light edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl appears barely played WBRLP3)
- Massive Attack - Blue Lines - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $48.30, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 01-Jun-2021 13:02)
MASSIVE ATTACK Blue Lines (2000s UK re-issue of the 1991 9-track vinyl LP including the stunning classic single 'Unfinished Sympathy'. Housed in a spot-lacquered picture sleeve with picture/lyric inner. This copy remains in near as new condition WBRLP1)
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