The upcoming 2-CD set, the band's first studio album in six years, deals with "monotheism, Christianity,
Islam, Judaism, neuroscience, suicide bombers, 9/11, colas, war, and shaved chimps," and is packaged as CD inserts glued to the inside covers of a "found" copy of the King James Bible.
The album's sound will be familiar to fans, an incredible collage of found-sound, high weirdness, trenchant juxtapositions, and deep weirdness. It's a pretty wonderful physical object, with the band's logo stamped in gold on the black vinyl cover over a UPS sticker that reads "'NEGATIVLAND' DOUBLE CD ECONOMY BIBLE FILE UNDER FICTION" -- mind-opening sounds and a beautiful package, a steal at $15.
NEGATIVLAND: It's All in Your Head (King James version)
Researcher Yarden Katz scraped the database of Intellectual Ventures, a giant business that buys up patents, but produces nothing but lawsuits (previously), and discovered that IV claims ownership of nearly 500 patents that were created at public expense by researchers employed by public universities, and another 100 or so patents filed by the US Navy.
Kids’ author/droid builder Kurt Zimmerman created “Artoo Deco,” an Art Deco take on R2-D2, capable of movement under radio control, and with an in-built sound-system that makes cool, droidish noises.
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