Published Jun 02, 2014David Lynch isn't the only one getting his museum soundscapes pressed on vinyl this year, as Air's Music for Museum will be coming to wax on June 26 through the Vinyl Factory.
The music was commissioned by the French museum Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille. It was inspired by the work of contemporary artists Linda Bujoli, Mathias Kiss, Xavier Veilhan and Yi Zhou, whose art appears at the facility.
It's all part of the Open Museum project, where the soundscapes will be played from loudspeakers hanging from the museum's atrium. An announcement notes that "the music slows down, speeds up and responds to the characteristics of the space."
Speaking of the decision to invite Air to reinvent the works of the museum, curator Régis Cotentin said in a statement: "This choice was a fairly obvious way: the music of Air inspires mental images, suggests a fantasy film… This is music that creates images and stimulates the imagination."
The release won't be available digitally, and this exclusive vinyl version is presented as an audio-visual experience with artwork from the museum. The four new tracks come on two clear 180-gram records with a gatefold sleeve and a fold-out poster. The package is limited to 1,000 copies and can be ordered here.
Thanks to FACT for the tip.