Many of you might remember an album called The Grey Album by producer Dangermouse that came out a couple of years ago, many of you might remember the hard time it had, many might remember "Grey Tuesday" and the aftermath. Now, five years later, once again Dangermouse is held from releasing his OWN album by record label major EMI due to what they call "legal issues". Therefore, for the sake of protest, the album called Dark Night of the Soul is now released as a 100+ page book with artwork by David Lynch and a blank CD-R to be filled with mp3's downloaded via p2p networks. Here's the official statement taken from the release site, www.dnots.com
Danger Mouse's new project Dark Night Of The Soul consists of an album length piece of music by Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and a host of guest vocalists, along with a collection of original David Lynch photography inspired by and based on the music.
The photographs, which provide a visual narrative for the music, are compiled in a limited edition, hand numbered 100+ page book which will now come with a blank, recordable CD-R. All copies will be clearly labeled: 'For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.'
Due to an ongoing dispute with EMI, Danger Mouse is unable to release the recorded music for Dark Night Of The Soul without fear of being sued by EMI.
Danger Mouse remains hugely proud of Dark Night Of The Soul and hopes that people lucky enough to hear the music, by whatever means, are as excited by it as he is.
By the way, there already is a possibility to listen to the album, head over here to listen to the stream.