DANGERDOOM return… to reissue their debut The Mouse and the Mask

DANGERDOOM return... to reissue their debut The Mouse and the Mask

Way back in 2004, MF DOOM was riding high on the back of his excellent Madlib collaboration Madvillainy while a relatively unknown producer who called himself Danger Mouse had just blown people’s minds with the landmark “mashup” album The Grey Album, which fused Jay-Z’s Black Album acapellas with samples lifted from The Beatles’ White Album. 2005 was the year the planets aligned to see those two join forces and create DANGERDOOM, releasing a pretty amazing album called The Mouse and The Mask. 2005, that’s about… ten years ago now.

If you read that brief summary and were all like “yeah, whatever, I know about that album, it’s was awesome,” then you’re in luck, because Lex Records is re-releasing the record on vinyl.

If, however, you read that brief summary and were all like “whoa, that sounds incredible, how did I not know about that dream team collaboration?” then you are also in luck, because Lex Records is re-releasing the record on vinyl.

The only thing that makes this win/win situation even more winning (shout out to Charlie Sheen circa 2011) is the fact that Lex will be not only re-releasing the record but using the original deluxe artwork put together by EHQuestionmark, which uses fancy translucent plastics and layers forming a pattern that looks like a Rorschach test, while “the inner sleeves, visible through the outer at first glance pattern based on an Ishihara test, but inside the circles in the pattern are tiny icons depicting a different disasters — climate change, acid rain, holy war, nuclear leaks.”

So yeah, totally awesome artwork probably worth the price of admission alone, notwithstanding the fantastic wax featuring DOOM raps, Danger Mouse production, and guest spots from Cee Lo Green, Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, and the cast of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

You can get your pre-order here.

• DOOM: https://www.facebook.com/mfdoom
• Danger Mouse: http://www.dangermousesite.com
• Lex: http://lexprojects.com

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