So this came out a few months ago but we didn’t see much buzz about it and it’s pretty damn cool – better late than never anyway. Nicolas Jaar’s Clown & Sunset Aesthetics released a geniusly packaged compilation better known as the CSA Prism – CSA001 (designed by Nicolas Jaar himself). Artists include Pavla & Noura (aka Valentin Srtip and Paula Sara), Just Friends, Acid Pauli, Nico, and more. It’s a small metal cube with a built in player and it’s supposed to be a new take on physical music distribution.
According to infamouspr.com:
The Prism offers a new approach to experiencing art and sound, bringing a renewed sense of physicality to music along with the idea of a shared musical experience. It forces its listener to consider how music is released and distributed, how it feels in your hand, how it looks in your home, and how it fosters intimacy with another.
The Prism questions existing physical distribution, like the CD – a physical manifestation of music that only survived because of its low production cost and ease of distribution – it also challenges the notion that digital music is the only viable modern medium. To feel the weight of a metallic cube filled with music empties the act of clicking on a ‘buy’ button of all significance. The Prism (CSA001) will be available through a digital boutique on CSA.FM and through select, local retailers at $40.
Posted by: Laura (of Miami)