Beck veröffentlicht sein neues Album “Song Reader” auf einem sehr speziellem Medium, nämlich auf Papier. Als Liederbuch im alten Stil gehalten, gibt es zwanzig neue Stücke des schonlangenichtmehtLoosers.

In the wake of Modern Guilt and The Information, Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. Complete with full-color, heyday-of-home-play-inspired art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case (and, when necessary, ukelele notation), 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.

Ende Dezember soll das schön aufgemachte Buch erscheinen, genug Zeit um das Klavier zu entstauben und wieder Beweglichkeit in die linke Hand zu bekommen.