A quick recap: Trent tells sydney fans to steal ‘Year Zero‘, Radiohead self release InRainbows, NIN give away 1/4 of Ghosts for free, The Charlatans give away an entire album for a week, Coldplay give away their first new single for free, followed by NIN, who then give away ‘The Slip’ as a thank you (nothing to do with the $1.6M they made on the other 3/4’s of Ghosts). There. You’re up to speed.
Well, you were.
The Knife have lifted the game. Not content to give their music away for free to humans, they’ve decided to give away “Music for Alien Civilisations” to …eh…..alien civilisations - for free! Lets see how the blood-sucking-record-label-bastards take that!
The 12 tracks, compiled and some featuring Hakan Lidbo of The Knife, will be beamed into the great black yonder with the help of the Swedish Space Corporation on June 4th ( Missing out on all those May the 4th be withyou gags by one lousy month!).
And here’s the rub - If us regular gravity pinned terrestrials want to hear it we have to shell out some of our earth money to buy one of those archaic compact discs things - technology developed twenty six years ago - the same year they invented the milk carton!
The truth is out there over here *
( * - not my joke)