Massive Attack reissue DNA-embedded 'Mezzanine' in aerosol spray paint

Massive Attack‘s debut album, Mezzanine, turned 20 this spring, a musical milestone that the British group commemorated in an unconventional method. Massive Attack noticed the long-lasting report’s 20th anniversary by encoding Mezzanine in DNA, making for an unprecedented first within the context of recent day album storage. Massive Attack expressed that DNA encoding “could possibly be a solution to the issue of archiving the rising quantity of data that the world is creating” on the time of the manufacturing’s conversion from digital audio file to DNA molecules.

Now, the album saved within the microscopic DNA strands will get an much more eccentric reissue: matte black DNA encoded spray paint, enclosed inside an aerosol can. “It’s a artistic approach to retailer your again catalogue, though DNA-encoded spray paint is unlikely to be adopted by road artists searching for anonymity,” Massive Attack’s 3D, explains. Each of the aerosol cans comprises an approximation of 1 million DNA encoded copies of the album.

The DNA spray paint precedes the extra conventional particular version double CD re-release of Mezzanine, slated to reach in November. A field set of three-colored vinyl will comply with the CD set in December. Each remastered version will function unique and beforehand unreleased Mad Professor dub remixes, making a novel listening expertise, regardless of the report’s lengthy honored standing. The three-part vinyl set will embrace a picture ebook with footage offered by Massive Attack members Robert Del Naja and Nick Knight, and can moreover arrive in a “warmth delicate field” that permits the sleeve shade to alter in response to totally different temperatures.

H/T: Mixmag