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Billy Corgan to release album of experimental recordings

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Apr 09, 2014 | 5:34am EDT

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is set to release a limited edition album of experimental recordings. The record, titled AEGEA, was made by Corgan in 2007, and he admits the music is a significant departure from his usual style. He says, "As a work, AEGEA is experimental in nature, and comes across as more a soundtrack to some lost foreign film than the kind of music I'm usually associated with. Listening back I quite like how AEGEA goes along, as it has qualities that are both meditative and alien; but not alienating." Just 250 vinyl copies of the two-disc album, priced at nearly $60 (£37.50), will be printed initially, and each will be hand-numbered and annotated by the musician. The album is expected to be released later this year (14).

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