Patrick Wolf records with Alec Empire, asks fans to buy in

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  • You can buy shares in the indie sensation's new album, due out next year.
  • Patrick Wolf records with Alec Empire, asks fans to buy in image
  • Indie sensation Patrick Wolf has announced his intention to allow fans to buy shares in his new album, a double-disc affair which will feature Alec Empire on production duties for one-half of the proceedings. Wolf's synth-heavy pop turn The Magic Position could've easily been guessed as the closest that the classically-trained artist would ever veer towards dance music, but if reports are true, Battles, his forthcoming double album, will contain traces as well. Alec Empire is behind the decks for the "punkier" and "aggressive" disc naturally, while Canadian mag claims that the second disc will be "lighter, more mellow and about the battles of love." Wolf will be releasing the disc on his newly formed Bloody Chamber Music imprint, which means that he's looking for a spot of cash to make up for the production costs of the album. That's where you (possibly) come in: At, fans of Wolf can purchase shares in the album. "Basically, you can invest in the finishing of the album and the production of it, and you get a share in the album. So you almost become part of the record company, like a co-owner of the album," he told the NME.