There's good news and weird news.
The good news first: Jarvis Cocker has a new album now, and it's FREE to download.
The weird news: it's not an album of songs. We'll let Jarvis explain (via the NME):
Jarvis Cocker has released an album made up of recordings of sounds such as birdsong and footsteps for the National Trust [the UK organization that runs museums, historical parks, etc.].
The album features tranquil sounds recorded at various locations run by the Trust. Sounds include waves lapping on the shore, clocks ticking and ducks flapping in water.
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"I hope this album is a 'holiday for the ears'," Cocker said. "It's not really meant to be listened to intently, like a piece of music, but more as something to have on in the background to aid relaxation or contemplation."
He had us at "ducks flapping in water."
Wanna hear it?:
You can download it here.