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 - Blue Lines - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $48.65, €40.95 (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)
- Massive Attack - Blue Lines: 2012 Mix/Master - Sealed Box Set - EX - UK - vinyl box set - £150.00, $208.50, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2021 11:16)
MASSIVE ATTACK Blue Lines: 2012 Mix/Master (2012 UK limited Deluxe Collector's Edition box set comprising the remastered 9-track LP pressed on 2 x 12" 180 gram vinyl, the CD album, DVD with 96k/24bit high resolution audio files and theoriginal 'Blue Lines' album poster. Housed in an envelope style picture box - still sealed in its original shrinkwrap. The box has a slight crease near the top edge, but it remains unopened with all contents mint and unplayed WBRCDX1)
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