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Hear an Excerpt From Billy Corgan’s Experimental New Album ‘AEGEA’

Double LP is out now through Corgan's tea shop's website

Colin Joyce ProfileColin Joyce // May 15, 2014

When Billy Corgan isn’t jamming with Tommy Lee, he’s busy with weirder endeavors, like composing hours-long modular synth interpretations of Siddhartha and Rumi poems. To that end: Last month, Corgan announced his new, experimental solo record, AEGEA. Now, that double LP — which includes recordings that date as far back as 2007 — has dropped, alongside a brief teaser of its contents.

Posting to the Smashing Pumpkins’ website, Corgan described the album as both “meditative and alien,” qualities that can definitely be felt in the excerpt from a track simply dubbed “#3.” The first two pressings of AEGEA are available through the website for Corgan’s tea shop Madame ZuZus. Each record is hand-collated, numbered, and signed, and the first 50 are pressed on colored vinyl and fetch $59.95.

For a preview of the record, stream the excerpt from “#3″ below, and scroll down further for the cover art for AEGEA.

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