A Perfect Circle have announced “the world’s first hologram album” to be included in a deluxe box set of their recently released album Eat the Elephant. The album is the bands fourth album and is the follow up to Emotive, their first record since 2004. The Eat the Elephant box set will also include a vinyl, CD, download card and deck of cards featuring the band members.
The hologram concept was directed by Steven Sebring who is better known for directing the documentary Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band, Dream of Life. The visual recreation follows the albums 12 tracks through a young girl’s point of view. Fans can take advantage of the experience by downloading an app using the download included in the box set, and they can then by place an upside-down prism on their phone in order to bring the hologram to life.
The band is one of the more influential bands of the past 20 years and along with frontman Maynard James Keenan’s other band Tool, brings along a rabid and dedicated fan-base. They have released two other highly acclaimed albums Mer de Noms (2000) and Thirteenth Step (2003).
“Having Maynard and Billy’s trust to create this for A Perfect Circle was a true artist’s dream,” said Sebring in a statement. “Their 14-year break allowed technology to catch up with their groundbreaking music and gave me the chance to apply new ideas of dimensional capture to this stunning album.”
For a preview of the hologram you can watch the video below.
Photo Credit: Marv Watson