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 - Karmacoma EP - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Nov-2022 11:31)
MASSIVE ATTACK Karmacoma EP (1995 UK 4-track 12" vinyl EP, featuring the Portishead Experience, The Napoli Trip and Unkle Situation mixes, also including Blacksmith/Daydreaming, picture sleeve. The sleeve has just a little light wear mostly tothe edges whilst the vinyl remains excellent with little sign of play WBRT7)
- Massive Attack - Massive Attack V. Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes '98) - UK - 12" vinyl - £24.99, $30.24, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2022 17:04)
MASSIVE ATTACK V. MAD PROFESSOR Massive Attack V. Mad Professor Part II [Mezzanine Remix Tapes '98] (2019 UK/EU limited edition 8-track 12" EP pressed on Heavyweight Pink Vinyl. The matt black & white picture sleeve has its hype sticker affixed to the front and comes with the pink printed die-cut card sleeve, the vinyl looks barely played)
- Massive Attack - No Protection - 180gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $24.19, €23.19 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2022 15:25)
MASSIVE ATTACK v MAD PROFESSOR No Protection (2016 UK/EU limited edition 8-track 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP reissue of the 1995 album which invokes the time-honoured Jamaican tradition of the dub album with the mixing board auteur MadProfessor reworking Massive Attack's 1994 'Protection' album. The picture sleeve has a minor seam split to the top edge but comes with the download code voucher and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Massive Attack - Risingson - UK - CD single - £7.49, $9.06, €8.69 (Back In Stock) (arrived 08-Jun-2022 12:41)
MASSIVE ATTACK Risingson (1997 UK limited edition 4-track CD single, also including The Underdog and Otherside remixes plus Superpredators [The Mad Professor Remix]. The disc comes issued in the linen bound gatefold card picture sleeve which is individually numbered on the back WBRX8)
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