An upcoming series of Ongoing History of New Music programs called Digital Debris will look at how the move from physical to digital formats, including the slow, sad death of traditional album artwork. If you’re of a certain vintage, you’ll remember what it was like to linger over album packaging, be it a vinyl record or a CD booklet. These experiences are rapidly diminishing in the age of streaming.
There are, however, solutions. A new digital music player called the Sleevenote seeks to bring back artwork and liner notes. It plays high-res audio, too.
Everything is still in the prototype stage, but if you want to get in early, there’s this Indiegogo campaign.
(Via New Atlas)