Massive Attack rejoice 20th anniversary of iconic 'Mezzanine' by encoding the album into DNA

Legendary Bristol duo Massive Attack are bringing their music the place it has by no means gone earlier than. In truth, music has by no means been saved in such a means. Daddy G and 3D are encoding their seminal album Mezzanine in DNA to rejoice the enduring document’s 20th anniversary. Assisted by scientists at ETH Zurich, led by Professor Robert Grass, magnetic nanocarrier producer Turbobeads, and US-based firm CustomArray, the band really managed to seal their most profitable launch thus far into DNA molecules.

The microscopic DNA strands carrying the album are collectively saved inside 5,000 nano-sized glass spheres. Then the DNA is transferred to a small bottle full of water, the place will probably be preserved. Professor Grass describes the distinctive storage course of as a method to probably “retailer music for hundred of hundreds of years,” explaining,

An album was by no means been encoded into DNA earlier than, although with strategies of mixing synthesized DNA with ink, and even now music, maybe Mezzanine might be simply the primary of many classics to be commemorated on this means.