Category Archives: Artwork

Sound Is Art #6: Jon Hopkins — ‘Immunity’

Background: Artwork vs music within: Well, watching the vid above, it better have.

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Sound Is Art #5: DJ Shadow– ‘Entroducing’

Background: The sweeping shot showing our producer’s favourite, frequently visited downtown Sacramento record shop, simply named ‘Records’. This is the store where most if not all of the sounds sampled on ‘Entroducing’ where dug up. The original idea was a snapshot of … Continue reading

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Sound Is Art #4: The Velvet Underground — ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’

Background: No denying this Andy Warhol work is one of the most iconic album artworks in the history of rock music. The original LP, and the slightly more expensive reissues, has the peel-back banana option while the back cover features … Continue reading

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Sound is Art #3: Rolling Stones — ‘Let It Bleed’

Background: ‘Let it Bleed’ is one of those album covers that looks attractive and unique at first glance, before appearing possibly a tacky looking in-joke the more one studies it. Royal Mail did think it worthy enough for commemorative stamp … Continue reading

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Sound is Art #2: Hole — ‘Live Through This’

Background: The model is 17-year old Leilani Bishop, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth. Frontmwoman Courtney Love said she wanted the cover to shout out “I won! I have hemorrhoid cream under my eyes and adhesive tape on my ass, and I … Continue reading

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Sound is Art #1: Echo And The Bunnymen — ‘Heaven Up Here’

Background: The photographer was Brian Griffin (not the dog in Family Guy– at least we don’t think so), and was taken on a beach in south Wales during a break from recording at Rockfield Studios outside Monmouth.  It was voted … Continue reading

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