We can't knock him for trying new things, but we're sceptical that musician Nicolas Jaar's innovative new approach to music distribution — a small minimalist aluminum cube — has what it takes to go after iTunes or Amazon.
The Prism, as it's called, comes pre-loaded with twelve tracks from the artist's new album, Don't Break My Love. But in addition to a small label on the side, the only defining features on the small cube are four buttons that double as playback and volume controls, and a pair of headphone jacks. Because Jaar feels that listening to music is as much a collaborative experience as is creating it. And if you agree with what could one day be the replacement for vinyl, CDs and even digital files, you can order a copy of The Prism for just $US40.