The Nerdiest Album EVER: Band Releases Record as Linux Kernel Module

They called netcat [sic], not to be confused with the networking tool.  Their new album, entitled Cycles Per Instruction, is available in all the normal formats–plus as a Linux kernel module that you have to compile on your own. From GitHub.

Welcome to the most unnecessarily complicated netcat album release format yet.In this repository, you will be able to compile your own kernel module, create a /dev/netcat device and redirect its output into an audio player (tested with mplayer and play from SoX as well).This repository contains the album’s track data in source files, that (for complexity’s sake) came from .oggfiles that were encoded from .wav files that were created from .mp3 files that were encoded from the mastered .wav files which were generated from ProTools final mix .wav files that were created from 24-track analog tape.

Screw it.  Just listen here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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