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Public Enemy reborn in rice and seaweed

Author: Colin | Published: 9/9/08

Public Enemy reborn in rice

Is this the future of music-related design?

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Various Artists – Recovery

Author: Colin | Published: 7/9/08
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Recovery

Recovery

Recovery

Recovery

Recovery

Recovery

Recovery

Artist: Various including snd, Fennesz, Momus, Ryoji Ikeda, Mika Vanio and Alva Noto
Title: Recovery
Label: Fractured Recordings
Year: 2008
Designer: Graham Dolphin
Type of music: Electronica meets pop in a dark alley with a crowbar

Notes: Who could resist this project? Kamal Ackarie approached 25 premiere electronic artists to cover a song from the past that held personal significance for them. The invitation resulted in (deep breath) Ryoji Ikeda covering Back In Black by AC/DC, Mika Vainio doing Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill, People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz doing Mull of Kintyre, snd covering Billie Jean and many more. Check the sound samples on the project’s website. Design-wise, the 10 7″ singles are housed in an attractive box, but the charm particularly comes from the vinyl itself and Graham Dolphin’s playful redrawing of the original labels. This is the first release on Fractured Recordings, I’ll be interested to see what they come up with next. It’s a limited edition of 500 copies, so walk don’t run to the Fractured Recordings website to order a copy.

Oh and special mention to whoever did the packing, it’s like a charming, rough and ready version of Apple’s approach, see pics below. Many thanks to Hannah for supplying this review copy.

Via Fact Magazine.

Recovery

Recovery

Customize Your Music by Owen Gildersleeve

Author: Colin | Published: 6/9/08
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Owen Gildersleeve

Many years ago I used to make cassette mixtapes for my photographer friend Robin which he’d sing along to in his basement darkroom in Hackney. They began with little drawings on the sleeves alongside the track listings and progressed to 3d collages of all sorts of odd shapes and colours, for instance smashed and glued back together like mini merz objects. This lovely work reminded me of that. Follow the link for another image of delightfully customised cassette tapes.

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