Friday, December 2, 2005

Underworld Trying To Redefine Music Industry

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The electronic group Underworld is probably best known for their track “Born Slippy” featured in the movie Trainspotting, but now they’re taking on a little project called “redefining the music industry.”

Instead of recording a new album, Underworld has decided to issue download-only “listening experiences” complete with artwork and hundreds of photographs taken by the band.

Bandmember Karl Hyde says they have about 180 pieces of finished material that they want to release gradually, because obviously “a double or triple CD set would cost a fortune to sell.”

The group has already released a track called “Lovely Broken Thing” on their website and are launching a new 25-minute body of music on Dec. 7 entitled “Pizza For Eggs.”

Hyde is not sure why they chose the quirky title for this “dubby” track, but remembers, “We all raised our eyebrows and said, ‘That’s a winner.’”

He thinks fans will like this new format of shorter music releases as opposed to full CDs because, in his words, “You get bored listening to the same artist for 70 minutes.”

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