Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork

Started by Carlo Gesualdo, May 06, 2020, 07:00:22 PM

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Carlo Gesualdo


SergeCpp

There is a strangeness in simple things.

steve ridgway


steve ridgway

In classical music I just found the original cover for an album I have on CD.



I wonder if anyone bought it expecting psychedelic trippiness like this?



Each is groovy in it's own way, I enjoy them both.

Irons

Pretty evocative. Notice the tangled wool on the chair and ball on floor.

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I opened the door people rushed through and I was left holding the knob - Bo Diddley.

accmacmus


Carlo Gesualdo

Quote from: accmacmus on June 21, 2020, 02:09:38 AM
Merzbow's Pulse Demon:



Good choice , cult album era good old merzbow at reek of skronkness, than what about Masonna ''Inner Mind Mystique'', tuelly epic.

TheGSMoeller

Quote from: accmacmus on June 21, 2020, 02:09:38 AM
Merzbow's Pulse Demon:



My avatar even has a headache from looking at that cover.

Carlo Gesualdo

Quote from: TheGSMoeller on June 21, 2020, 12:47:57 PM
My avatar even has a headache from looking at that cover.

me too buddy  :) narly art one could says.

Florestan

"Art is no excuse for boring people." - Jules Renard

"Melody is the essence of music." - Mozart

geralmar


71 dB

Quote from: geralmar on June 12, 2020, 07:32:03 AM


That is a great cover indeed. Visually calm* and kinetic** at the same time! Text font is simple and functional, althou works well only for LP as some ot the text is too small for CD cover.

* Calm color scheme (green/blue, white and black) + shallow depth of field makes this happen.
** The composition where the bird struggles to fit into the cover square is a stroke of genius hinting the movement and difficulty to get the bird into the "shot."
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pjme


Biffo

Quote from: pjme on December 26, 2020, 05:08:18 AM




The Mahler is appropriately fantastic but I don't think much of the Schutz

pjme

That's OK. it isn't great art. But definitely well made...I grew up with that "style" - Polish art posters & Milton Glaser - and still love the craft: ink, pen, water colours, colour pencils.

OrchestralNut

Quote from: Irons on June 21, 2020, 12:31:49 AM
Pretty evocative. Notice the tangled wool on the chair and ball on floor.



Indeed, very evocative.

To me, gives me a mixed sensation of quiet serenity, solitude and disturbance.

pjme

Quote from: OrchestralNut on December 26, 2020, 06:24:26 AM
Indeed, very evocative.
To me, gives me a mixed sensation of quiet serenity, solitude and disturbance.

I looked up "Fall River legend" ... and was in for quite a surprise: Lizzie Borden!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden
So, we'd rather expect bloody axes and hatchets in splitted skulls....on that LP cover. The shadow of the noose is puzzling, as is the wool on the rocking chair..... !

Irons

Quote from: pjme on December 26, 2020, 11:30:11 PM
I looked up "Fall River legend" ... and was in for quite a surprise: Lizzie Borden!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden
So, we'd rather expect bloody axes and hatchets in splitted skulls....on that LP cover. The shadow of the noose is puzzling, as is the wool on the rocking chair..... !

I see what you mean. I can only think the noose and tangled wool are symbolic. The cover design is by George Maas, I cannot find any information on him.
You must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.

I opened the door people rushed through and I was left holding the knob - Bo Diddley.

geralmar


pjme

Quote from: geralmar on February 20, 2021, 02:55:51 PM

Except too bad about the telephone pole.
I can hardly believe that this is the Alhambra or some building in Cordoba!! If so, it still looks like some dark and cold building on the Rhine or the Danube... Vampires come to mind and creepy donjons.
Where are the perfumed flowers, the palm trees, cypresses, marble fountains & decorations?.