Last year a collaboration between comics writer Alan Moore and Faith No More frontman Mike Patton was reported and subsequently unreported the next day when Lex Records founder Tom Brown said that Patton, as well as Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick, were not yet confirmed for the project.
It’s been almost a year, but some more information has finally rolled out. The Guardian now confirms that Broadrick and Patton are both working on the multimedia project called Unearthing:
However, the project has finally been confirmed. Patton and Broadrick are both attached to Unearthing, “a bewitching story written and narrated by Moore set against an epic score”. Although the soundtrack is led by Crook&Flail, a partnership between Fog’s Andrew Broder and rapper Doseone, there are a slew of cameos, including Hella’s Zach Hill and Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite. “It is about, uh, a co-worker of Alan’s and somehow seemingly about Alan himself,” Doseone told Pitchfork last year. “And it’s about the comic industry, the world of magic, the world we live in, the world we don’t live in.”
Lex Records will release the box set in July, including a deluxe release with CD and vinyl, an EP of instrumental highlights, a poster, a photo of Moore by Mitch Jenkins and a “dot-matrix printed transcript” of the script. No word on when the photographic novel will appear.
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