Musician Nicholas Jaar, also the owner of the record label Clown & Sunset has introduced a new way of releasing a music album. Apart from a CD, DVD or vinyl, the musician has unveiled a small aluminum cube that he calls The Prism. The 4 x 4 x 4 cube contains the 12 tracks of his new album “Don’t Break My Love.” The title is written on the cube, which features two headphone jacks and control buttons.
The Prism features a pair of jacks for headphones and four buttons, which are unlabeled, however are meant for functions like play, pause, stop and skip tracks. Users can just buy the cube instead of a CD or DVD and enjoy the album with a headset. Thanks to the support of two headsets, two users can enjoy music on this collaborative music device.
The Prism comes shortly after the release of Jaar’s first album, Space is Noise. It was launched on CD, which had him a feeling of anti-climax while getting a copy. It has led him to design the innovative music experience system. Anyway, it is more interesting in a time we are overwhelmed with plagiarism and high CD prices.
Users can simply enjoy the album if they have a headphone. The idea of releasing an album this way is certainly revolutionary. It is also a sample and maybe in future all Crown & Sunset albums will get this form along with a CD version. The Prism comes for a price of $40.