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Asphalteden comments (scroll down) on the artwork of various CDs. I'll add this one of American clarinet music as an example of minimalistic/nationalistic/architectural.
April 08, 2005 in adams, john :: short ride in a fast machine, ~1984-200? era :: culture wars | Permalink
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as ugly as the cover of that rattle harmonielehre recording might be, it's not totally off the wall. adams always mentions the genesis of the piece was "a dream ... in which i saw myself driving across the sf bay bridge, and looking out saw a huge tanker in the bay. ... it suddenly took off like a rocket ship with an enormous force of levitation. as it rose out of the water, i could see a beautiful brownish-orange oxide on the bottom part of its hull. when i woke up the next morning, the image of those huge chords came to me, and the piece was off like an explosion." and i suppose the fellow on the cover is supposed to be the theologian meister eckhardt, who appears in the title of the 3rd mvt. but all that said, what a mo-fugly cover emi put on that recording! john gives you such an amazing visual image to work from, and your designers come up with that? sheesh.
M. C- |
April 10, 2005 at 08:31 AM
I'm impressed by the photo art on Cold Blue CDs. Very minimalist, which is appropriate for this label.
Richard Friedman |
April 11, 2005 at 11:25 PM
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