Clown & Sunset Prism
It's mysterious. It's music. It's a music player. It's a headphone amp, for two.
The Clown & Sunset Prism is $40 and it comes loaded with 12 tracks from the Clown & Sunset label. You can't add any more or take any away. Clown & Sunset is the product of Nicolas Jaar who is also a musician, producer, and currently a student at Brown University. You can listen to and download the music here (some tracks are free and some are offered in Apple Lossless format) and pre-order the Prism here. Ships in April.
Clown & Sunset has an interesting take on pricing their music downloads that's worth sharing.
A note on pricing:
No two works of art are the same. Clown & Sunset Aesthetics (CSA) prices each piece to reflect the unique values and priorities imbued within it. This is not a hierarchy. Just because one Clown & Sunset release is more expensive, doesn’t mean it’s precious. And just because a song is free doesn’t mean it’s worthless. Some prices are sentimental; others are practical. Only you can decide what each one is worth… to you.
Here's what Mr. Jaar had to say about the Prism in a recent NY Times article:
“I really like the idea of giving people a strange piece of technology that they don’t know how to use,” he said. “If we’re going to make a new way to give music to people, it’s going to be imbued with the same type of poetry or the same type of concepts that a song would have.”