Danger Mouse Releases Dark Night Of The Soul As A Blank CD-R
Due to a rub with EMI, Danger Mouse, the artist who launched his career with a brilliant mashup of Jay-Z’s “Black” album and the Beatles “White” release, will attempt to utilize online music file-trading to distribute his new endeavor with David Lynch, “Dark Night of the Soul.”
For some reason that not yet public, EMI has decided not to release the new album, which contains collaborations with Suzanne Vega, Sparklehorse, Vic Chesnutt, Jason Lytle and others. Citing “legal battles” as the reason behind the blow up, Danger Mouse developed a new concept to get his music into the public’s hands while giving EMI the finger.
The album is a collaboration with David Lynch and Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) and has a cinematic theme. The album first came to the industry’s attention with movie poster sniping during Austen’s SXSW music extravaganza in March.
Dark Night of the Soul, will be sold as a photography book with images supplied by David Lynch and will include a blank CD-R with these instrucitons: “For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.”
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