Remember how the PlayStation One CDs look like? The black and thick-coated disc that makes the discs more interesting.
If not, Marilyn Manson would help you remember after using those kinds of discs for his new album.
In a report by NME, “The Pale Emperor” was pressed onto a black polycarbonate disc used on the PS One in 1994.
It was handpicked by Manson just to bring the theme of the record in perfect form.
Picking it mainly for aesthetic purposes, the black coating could also be a protection for the data the disc carries as it is said to be tougher to copy its data than regular discs.
While it spins, the black coating turns to white because of the heat generated by the spinning motion and then turns back to black as it cools down.
The ninth studio album of Marilyn Manson was created by art directors Hassan Rahim and Willo Perron, who worked with Brian Schuman of Concord Music, who sourced the discs from Sony.
Meanwhile, in a report by Faster Louder , Manson talked about the slight shift of music for his new album.
He claimed that having the “dirty bluesy hard rock” sound came out of nowhere and was basically an experiment that came to life.
“The thing that I learned more about the blues being not simply the sound of the slide guitar, or something of that nature sonically, or the nature of a chord progression or a phrase that is very hypnotic, I just learned that it’s being about the person singing and the person listening,” Manson said.
“You create a character and a story together somehow and it’s going to be different for everyone.” “Tyler just plugged in a guitar and put a microphone in front of me and we just started and that’s what came out,” he added.
“We recorded it very quickly.”