Physical music isn’t dead just yet – vinyl is thriving, even if it’s still a small niche within overall music sales. However, some physical formats most certainly are dead: mini-disc, 8-track or mini CD, anyone? But wait a second: all those formats and more are part of a fun album release by Trevor Jackson called F O R M A T: a 12-track album where each track will be released on a different physical format. Besides those listed above, there’ll be 12, 10 and seven-inch vinyl, CD, cassette, USB, VHS, DAT and reel-to-reel (sadly with no Mad Stuntman) tracks available. “Every copy of a physical recording is different, a real object that has its own little story – a one of a kind, personalised by the effort you put in to purchase it, each time you touch it, and the unique ritual that goes along with playing it,” said Jackson. No news yet on how much it’ll cost to buy all 12 tracks – bear in mind fans will need the hardware to play some of them on too.

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