Beck's New Album - Sheet Music
If you want to hear Beck's new album, Song Reader, you'll have to play it yourself. Or wait until someone does it, records it and uploads it.
"In the wake of Modern Guilt and The Information, Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. Complete with full-color, heyday-of- home-play-inspired art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case (and, when necessary, ukelele notation), the Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012—an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track, and that’s as visually absorbing as a dozen gatefold LPs put together. [The book] makes a radical statement about the value and importance of performed and recorded music at a time when these very things are under threat."