British publisher Hamish Hamilton, which is behind the literary magazine Five Dials, is going where it has never gone before: to the record bin. The magazine has issued a limited-edition album, Five Dials 001.
The magazine's first-ever release on vinyl is, it says, "a 10-inch dub remix of Hollis Hampton-Jones' novel, 'Comes the Night.'"
Hold up: A dub remix of a novel? Hard to imagine. Luckily, they have a detailed description:
"For this one-off audio experiment, Hollis is backed by Ryan Norris, a member of the Nashville-based band Lambchop. The result is a swirling, moody epic, cut with static, with a fugitive melody or two smuggled into the mix by producer Roger Moutenot, who has previously worked with luminaries such as Yo La Tengo, Lou Reed, even Run-DMC. Audio books have never sounded quite like this."
Sounds a little like an indie band version of an audiobook. Or, come to think of it, exactly like an indie band version of an audiobook.
On the flip side of the record is an exclusive remix of the Lambchop song "Gone Tomorrow." Here are Soundcloud samples of both tracks.