In the wake of Modern Guilt or The Information, Beck's latest project comes in an almost-forgotten form - twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. Complete with full-colour, heyday-of-home-play-inspired art by Marcel Dzama (who created the imagery for Beck's acclaimed Guero), Leanne Shapton, and many more, 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 songs here are as unfailingly exciting as you'd expect from their author, but if you want to hear 'Do We? We Do', or 'Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't Hard', bringing them to life depends on you.
Edition Notes: 9.5" × 12.5", 108 pages (comprising twenty individual full-colour song booklets - 18 featuring original lyrics, and two instrumentals - with covers from more than a dozen different artists).
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