Song Reader by Beck – album review

By Nick Bollinger In Music

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31st January, 2013
The new album by Beck doesn’t actually exist – at least, not on vinyl or CD or in any replicable audio format. Beck Hansen hasn’t played a note of his latest collection of songs. Rather, Song Reader is an album in a much older sense of the word: a hardback folio of printed sheet music with words and notated scores for 20 new compositions. If you want to hear them, you have to play them yourself, or find someone who can. Beck has toyed with interactive gimmicks before – remember the stickers that came with The Information that allowed you to customise ...

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