Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory

Mildly NSFW.

Actor and director John Malkovich has stripped off for a limited edition 12″ picture disc.

Illuminated features tracks from last year’s Like A Puppet Show  a collaborative album with photographer Sandro Miller and producer/composer Eric Alexandrakis, along with Yoko & Sean Ono, Dweezil Zappa and Sameer Ghadia of Young the Giant – plus one new track that has been mixed by Alexandrakis. Hear a taste below.

With Malkovich reciting Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave over an ambient Alexandrakis score, Sandro’s artwork paints a twisted, looming visual, for an LP that has been described as “a cataclysm of sonic artistry, accompanied by the stunning visuals of one of the world’s most celebrated photographers.” Here it is in all its visual glory.

Released as a limited edition picture disc with suited and nude portraits of Malkovich assuming The Thinker’s pose on each side, the music from Illuminated also appears in the Sandro-directed Allegory of the Cave, which stars Malkovich and which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

The LP is limited to 1,000 vinyl copies and is due out April 1, but you can pre-order yours from the Rough Trade website.




‘Cryolife 7:14 A.M.’ (mixed by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon)
‘CryoZolon X’ (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)
‘Cryoparoxsym A’ (Mixed by Sameer Gahia Young the Giant)
‘Cryogenia’ [Vocal Mix] (Mixed by Eric Alexandrakis)



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