Billy Corgan to release experimental private press album with $60 (£36) price tag

'AEGEA' will be released in the next six to eight weeks

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is to release an album of experimental recordings made in 2007 for a price of $59.95 (approximately £36).

Titled 'AEGEA', the album comes in an edition of 250, each hand-numbered and annotated by Corgan. It will be released in the next six to eight weeks, reports Pitchfork.

Speaking about the album, Corgan said: "As a work, 'AEGEA' is experimental in nature, and comes across as more a soundtrack to some lost foreign film than the kind of music I’m usually associated with. Listening back I quite like how 'AEGEA' goes along, as it has qualities that are both meditative and alien; but not alienating."

Corgan has recently been turning in a series of esoteric performances at his Chicago teahouse Madame ZuZu's. In February, around 40 people squeezed into the café to catch a glimpse of Corgan play an eight-hour long gig based on author Herman Hesse's 1922 novel 'Siddhartha'. At the end of March, he played a gig inspired by the poetry of 13th century mystic Rumi.

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