Experimental rock band Negativland has it’s latest album, The Chopping Channel, come along with a plastic bag containing 2 grams of cremated remains of it’s late member Don Joyce.
Joyce was a member of the group who died of heart failure in 2015.
According to an official announcement, the forthcoming album will ship with little bags of Joyce’s ashes for as long as “supplies last.”
“Thank you for reading about all of our deaths over the past year and a half!” the band says in an official statement.
“This is not a hoax. We’ve decided to take The Chopping Channel concept to its logical conclusion by ‘productizing’ an actual band member. It is also a celebration of the degree to which no idea in art was ever off-limits to Don, and offers a literal piece of him, and of his audio art, for the listener to repurpose and reuse. We are pretty sure he would have wanted it this way.”
The band has unfortunately had three deaths in the past two years: Longtime member Joyce, founding member Richard Lyons, and former member and longtime friend Ian Allen.
However, The Chopping Channel was completed before the deaths of Don and Richard.
The album is to be released on Oct. 21.