Beck's New Record Isn't Really a Record
Beck has finally announced plans to release a new record - in a round about way.
Mr Hansen recently revealed “an almost-forgotten form — twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded.”
“Complete with full-color, heyday-of- home-play-inspired art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case (and, when necessary, ukelele notation), the Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012-an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track, and that’s as visually absorbing as a dozen gatefold LPs put together.
“The songs here are as unfailingly exciting as you’d expect from their author, but if you want to hear ‘Do We? We Do’, or ‘Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard’, bringing them to life depends on you.”
Available in December the 108 page package also features art from Marcel Dzama, Leanne Shapton, Josh Cochran, Jessica Hische, and more plus a forward by Beck