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Premiere: Okapi rips apart opera

MP3: Okapi - "Batch 3"

Any act on the Illegal Art label is bound to be a little different, but Okapi's concept is bound to take the cake. It's not just the music (a truly devilish sampling of opera mixed with contemporary sounds), it's how he has chosen to roll out his upcoming release, Opera Riparata (Fixed Opera). The album's 40 songs (each exactly 1:11 in length) are being put out in batches and posted to blogs. We have the pleasure of presenting the third batch for your listening pleasure, which consists of the following:

Bizet - Carmen - Overture
Strauss - Zwischenspiel aus Capriccio - Interlude
Puccini - Manon Lescaut - Preludio atto°1

The first question, of course, is where can you get the two batches you've already missed? That is easy, just head over to Illegal Art's official hub. The next question is how to get future batches, right? Well, be sure to join Okapi's mailing list on the same page to stay informed about when future batches are leaked AND to be entered to win a free copy of the physical album when it's released.

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