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Massive Attack And More Feature On X-Ray Records
Christian Eede , March 22nd, 2019 12:17

Massive Attack, Pussy Riot, Noam Chomsky and more donate audio and tracks to be pressed onto records made from X-ray films for new series raising money for The University of the Underground

Charity organisation The University of the Underground has launched a series of records pressed on X-ray film.

The project, dubbed 'The Library of Dangerous Thoughts', features unreleased songs and audio from artists like Massive Attack, Pussy Riot, Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Noam Chomsky, Alex Somers and more. In collaboration with the digital museum Collecteurs and produced by the Bureau of Lost Culture, the series aims to raise awareness against censorship.

'The Library of Dangerous Thoughts' is a nod to the "bone music" of 1950s Soviet Russia, where music fans would circumvent the censorship of Western music by pressing makeshift records out of medical X-rays. All proceeds from the X-ray series will go towards the University of the Underground charity.

The records, the museum explains, are intended to be displayed as artworks but can be played 10-15 times before the audio on them disappears. Only one of each kind will be made and you can bid to get your hands on one, and find out more information about the project, here.