Billy Corgan Releases 'Siddartha' Ambient Work in New 5-LP Box Set
Published Dec 12, 2016Moving past the recent legal wrestling battles, Billy Corgan is finally turning his attention back to where it belongs: music. Specifically, the Smashing Pumpkins leader has announced a sprawling new box set.
The box set gathers up Corgan's Siddartha work — a bizarre, eight-hour ambient piece inspired by German author Hermann Hesse's 1922 novel of the same name. The work was recorded back in 2014 at the musician's Madame ZuZu's tea shop in Chicago and streamed live on YouTube.
The actual music will be pressed on five 180-gram clear vinyl records, with each of the 500 boxes being hand-numbered and signed by Corgan. Each also comes with an art print by Linda Strawberry, a Stylophone pocket synthesizer and, um, a black WPC baseball cap.
It's not cheap, however, and will run you $375 USD. You can order the set here, where you can also check out more images of the set.
Along with the vinyl box set, if you make an order, you will be entered into a contest to win a "Christmastime" record player.