Here’s Aaron Dessner describing, via press release, the process that led to his new album with Justin Vernon.
I don’t think the record would exist without the community that came together to make it. . . . We took the music to a certain point, and then we reached out and sent it far and wide, inviting friends to contribute any and all ideas. We’ve viewed the record and the process from a community standpoint. We’re incredibly excited about it, as excited as we would be for any album we might make in another situation that’s more conventional. But this feels like something new—the process felt different and the outcome felt different. [source: Pitchfork]
File under: New model for working / art-making.