Screenshot: X-Ray Audio Recording (Bureau Of Lost Culture)

Attention, vinyl collectors! A new, unique series of pressings were just announced that will make a great, albeit macabre addition to any record collection. As Pitchfork reports, “The Library Of Dangerous Thoughts” is a new, limited series initiated by the charity group the University Of The Underground in partnership with Collecteurs and with records produced by the Bureau Of Lost Culture that features unreleased tracks from an exciting batch of artists pressed onto X-ray film. Over the next month, users can bid on these one-of-a-kind recordings from an eclectic group of artists that includes Massive Attack, Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Pussy Riot, and everyone’s favorite singer, Noam Chomsky.

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In addition to being cool as hell, the use of X-ray film is an homage to music fans in the Soviet Union during the 1950s, who used to smuggle American rock records into the country by pressing them into X-rays. This modern recreation of “bone music” is meant to raise awareness about the nature of censorship, with all proceeds from the auction going to the University Of The Underground charity. We’d suggest bidding early before all the Chomsky-heads come out of the woodwork.

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