Alan Moore and Mike Patton are Collaborating!

May 21, 2009

Legendary comic book writer of Watchmen Alan Moore is in partnership with U.K. indie Lex Records on the release of a new work including an audiobook and a soundtrack that includes Mike Patton of Faith No More and Justin Broadrick, formerly of Godflesh.

Billboard is reporting that Moore has already recorded the two-hour audio book for the deluxe package of the semi-autobiographical work, which is likely too appear in early 2010.

"It has a score by some artists and the visual side of it is amazing," Tom Brown, founder of Lex, tells

The score that accompanies the book is being worked on by Andrew Broder of alternative act Fog and spoken word artist Adam Drucker. Brown says musicians in the frame to provide key elements of the soundtrack include Mike Patton and Godflesh's Justin Broadrick. Patton is also working on a separate Lex project with Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio.

Lex's deluxe release will include the photographic novel as well as art prints, a two-hour audiobook recorded by Moore and the soundtrack on vinyl. Hot damn.

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