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.