Visionaire Sound Featuring Nick Rhodes

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Visionaire SOUND will consist of five 12-inch vinyl records, imprinted with images (picture
discs), containing approximately 100 minutes of sound content featuring audio experiments,
unreleased songs, samples, and spoken word pieces. The 5 records are packaged inside
a domed case that also houses a custom-made MINI Clubman “Vinyl Killer” Record Player:
a battery-operated toy car containing speakers and a needle. As the little car drives along
the record’s groove, it plays each track, acting as a fully portable record player and sound
system. The issue also includes 2 CD’s with all the sound content, and a booklet of credits
and instructions.

The MINI Clubman Vinyl Killer Record Player celebrates the new MINI Clubman which promises
to be every bit as engaging as Visionaire SOUND. It will feature MINI’s new “shooting brake”
concept, a unique design, a higher level of customization, all while possessing the typical MINI
driving excitement. Launches at the end of 2007.

Contributors include:
Musicians Nick Rhodes, David Byrne, U2, Michael Stipe, Courtney Love, Laurie Anderson, Cat Power, Adrock, Lee Ranaldo, Antony & the Johnsons, Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Malcolm McLaren, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Andrew WK, Danger Mouse; Artists Yoko Ono, Cerith Wyn Evans, Helmut Lang, Christian Marclay, Doug Aitken, Robert Wilson, Gary Hill, Sylvie Fleury, Vito Acconci, Mariko Mori, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff; Bands The Knife, Littl’ans,Unkle, Animal Collective, SunnO))), Gang Gang Dance, The Fiery Furnaces, The Go Team!, Liars; DJ’s Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), miss kittin, Trevor Jackson, Towa Tei, Nigo, Hiroshi Fujiwara; Fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Stefano Pilati; and many more...

Issues are available now through and should be in US stores this week and Europe and Asia soon