Danger Mouse – download my new album however you want

After the Pirate Bay trial brought the matter of illegal file–sharing back into sharp focus, the mainstream media's interest in all things P2P has uns

But snaffling your records for free is today back at the top of the agenda thanks to ground–breaking producer and all round genius Danger Mouse. Due to an unspecified legal rumble with EMI, his new record with songwriter Sparklehorse will not be heading to record store shelves or your favourite download site.

So instead, the man behind this decade's most–lauded unreleased mashup, The Grey Album, is flogging a book of photos of the project, along with a blank CD–R bearing the words 'For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.'

The suggestion is you use a P2P site to download the album, although the artists themselves aren't saying exactly what you should do with that blank disc. Fill in the blanks though, and it's pretty obvious.

According to dnots-store, which is selling the book, "Danger Mouse ... hopes that people lucky enough to hear the music, by whatever means, are as excited by it as he is."

What do you think? If the artists says it's cool, is it ok to get his music for nowt? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

Via The Guardian