The more things change, the more they stay the same. (Maybe.) 5.5 years after the Gray Album, look where DJ Dangermouse, EMI, and all the rest of us are again:
Originally posted by billbordIt’s been one of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2009 since it was first announced: “Dark Night of the Soul,” a collaboration between the producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, The Black Keys) and critically acclaimed psych-rock act Sparklehorse (a.k.a. Mark Linkous). Due to unspecified legal issues with EMI, though, the project’s official release has been either scrapped altogether or put on indefinite hiatus.
Filmmaker David Lynch provided a book of still photos with which the CD was to be packaged. The book is still slated for release, but a blank CDR will be inserted instead of the actual album.
You can actually listen to the album on NPR's site of all things. It's incongruous the full album would be legally okay to stream but not release on a disc, and I wonder a little bit if there's something more viral going on here. If you read the NPR article, you can see that was the case with early promotion for the album.
I actually haven't listened yet. But now that I know he's totally okay with me grabbing it for free, I can tell you it'll take you about 2 seconds to track it down from your favorite not-so-legal site. Love the Gray Album, love Gnarls Barkley, hoping this is even close to being that good.