20-year music veteran (and our favorite ‘bald alien‘) Moby has announced the details of his new album and book of photography, Destroyed, to be released on May 17. Telling the tale of the life on tour, the album and photos were written and taken by Moby himself while traveling throughout the world.

The new album will take listeners through the throes of touring, having been written late at night in hotel rooms while experiencing the isolated yet thrilling feeling of traveling to new places. The 15 tracks are supplemented by short films directed by Moby (who also produced the album), and were mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83) using analog equipment.

Practicing the art of photography since age nine, Destroyed’s accompanying photography book was shot by Moby, who carries his camera with him on all his travels. The photos will be on display during National Geographic’s “Music On…Photography” event in Washington, DC on May 9 followed by “Destroyed: Photographs By Moby” at New York’s Clic Gallery from May 12 to June 26.

Moby will play live shows in support of his project with dates at SXSW and a DJ set at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in March, with more events to be announced soon.