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Great album covers

Started by saltysnacks, June 06, 2018, 09:54:14 AM

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Ferris

Stumbled on this*, and it's very good but I've never heard of the band or the record. Look it up - it's Aphex Twin which explains why it is good, and a cracking cover to boot!



*feeding my son eggy toast, which prompted to me to search "eggy toast" on Spotify and play the first result. I find a lot of good food based songs this way

imitationleather

Ah that's a superb album.

Not just Aphex Twin. It's Aphex Twin and µ-Ziq. An IDM supergroup!


spaghetamine



has anyone done Ocean Rain yet? Absolute belter

Quote from: imitationleather on June 13, 2020, 09:42:16 PM
Ah that's a superb album.

apparently recorded in one take whilst drunk and tripping on acid, makes sense

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

June 17, 2020, 03:58:16 PM #154 Last Edit: June 17, 2020, 04:15:14 PM by Lisa Jesusandmarychain
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Ah, that old classic. Always good to see the reassuring presence of the young Stephen Fry in drag on the right, there.

ETA: the young Jason Sudeikis in drag on the left, or is that pushing it a bit?

Technique

Quote from: spaghetamine on June 17, 2020, 03:40:17 PM

has anyone done Ocean Rain yet? Absolute belter



I think the album covers of the first 4 bunnymen albums are all things fo great beauty. My personal favourite being Heaven Up Here



4 brilliant albums with brilliant covers. 5th album is a shit cover, and as for the music..... guess what.

Head Gardener



Historic reggae album covers matched seamlessly to their modern locations in London






Head Gardener



100 gecs : 1000 gecs and the tree of clues

holyzombiejesus



Loved this sleeve for years but only just wondered how their isn't more dripping coming from the writing.

Absorb the anus burn


buzby

Quote from: holyzombiejesus on August 06, 2020, 12:11:13 PM


Loved this sleeve for years but only just wondered how their isn't more dripping coming from the writing.
I'm guessing, but it looks like it was written a lline at a time (possibly using the 'secret message' washing-up liquid method) with steam being applied between each line - note how the drip trails running down from each line have been overwritten by the letters of line below.

El Unicornio, mang

Quote from: purlieu on January 17, 2020, 10:19:43 PM
Yeah, I thought I'd entered the Terrible Album Covers thread by mistake.

I'm thinking that of nearly all the covers on these last two pages, aside from the Trail of Dead one, Ocean Rain, and the wellies. Horses for courses...

spaghetamine


BlodwynPig


Annie Labuntur


BlodwynPig


turnstyle

Karate - S/T 1995


Sebadoh - Bakesale 1994



Silver Jews - American Water 1998


wosl

Quote from: holyzombiejesus on August 06, 2020, 12:11:13 PM


Loved this sleeve for years but only just wondered how their isn't more dripping coming from the writing.

On one side of a sheet of glass the letters were maybe written with Vaseline (or inscribed into a thin, even layer of it, covering the whole p(l)ane).  They then fogged up the other side and the trickles were contrived through that.

The Mollusk



Atramentus - Stygian

Grim and very good funeral doom metal, released last week.

Head Gardener


kilgore

Quote from: The Mollusk on August 27, 2020, 08:58:59 PM


Atramentus - Stygian

Grim and very good funeral doom metal, released last week.

Love that, tonight is for wine and this album.


Glebe

That's a very attractive lady.

Even though she's only a painting of a lady.

DrGreggles

Probably mentioned before somewhere, but I've only just seen it.

Photographer Spends Years Finding Original Locations of Vintage Vinyl Covers
https://mymodernmet.com/vinyl-album-covers-alex-bartsch/



lazyhour

Jazz records where the cover is much better than the music...


The Mollusk



For some reason I've neglected this album quite a bit over the years compared to pretty much all their other stuff but I stuck it on this afternoon and it's fucking stunning.


The Mollusk



Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis

Fantastic collaboration between two great Finnish bands: psych/prog black metal lads Oranssi Pazuzu and drone/doomers Dark Buddha Rising. Occasional spaced-out reprieves of dark ambient laced through nightmarish maelstroms and hypnotic lashings of blackened noise/metal. Some of the tunes on here sound like amped-up brutal interpretations of vintage synth horror soundtracks (especially the opening and closing songs). It's fucking exceptional.

Wake Up The Possessor