One would call it a limited edition EP, just that "The Archive Box" is actually...
... A BOX. And a very special one. The Archive Box is home to all those things that find no other place in our lives, it is there to store the demons from the past and those uncomfortable skeletons that fall out of closet, occasionally.
> There are 52 unique, hand-crafted Archive Boxes in the world – one for each card in the pack. Assembled one by one, the boxes are like brothers and sisters at birth: they all look almost the same, with only slight differences in aspect and content, yet each one of them is a unique entity.
They come supplied with some initial memories and games, as an encouragement for the new owners to store their own burning coals in there. In this way, each box will evolve with time, acquiring distinct traits, just like us humans do. With time, the boxes will grow up.
> Each box comes with a User Manual, that will lead the new Archiver through the various functions of the box, among which:
> The Archive Key, which opens all the doors you want to open, and closes the ones you want to close. Be careful when telling it where to go.
> The Switchboard Card. Each box comes supplied with ONE playing card. Each owner of the box has ONE chance to contact another person with the box by selecting a different playing card.
> The Emergency Envelope – to be opened and used only in the case of emergency – ONE emergency call allowed. The Archivers are invited to use the former three features with care.
> The Lyric Leaves – The Archive Box is eco-friendly and its lyrics are hand-written on pressed leaves. The leaves were collected at Norrebro Graveyard, Copenhagen, where Hans Christian Andersen and Niels Bohr are buried: since the Archive Box is home to ghosts, we wanted them to feel at home and stay there willingly.
> The BoxMatch MatchBox, for you to light up or burn out whatever matches your mood in a given moment. With one word written on each match, the BoxMatch Matchbox is a true monument to obsessive compulsion.
> The Archive Box CD – contains the music which inspired this entire project.
> The Empty Space – the most important feature of the box, as this
precious reel estate is the ground where each box can evolve independently from others.
> Since the physical release of The Archive Box is limited to only 52 precious pieces, the music within the Archive Box is actually – free.
> Being a sort of an anti-Pandora’s box, The Archive Box digital edition released one song each month for free, together with its story.
You can read the stories behind the songs, and download the Archive Box Music by following the link below:
NOTE: the price indicated herein is for a digital release only. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for the physical release. Only 15 boxes are left.