For having held this SILICON SCALLY‘s vinyl, I can say this cover created by DESIGN PRIMITIVE is awesome. I easily spent half an hour to watch all the items (Click on the pix for a bigger size). This graphic design with few color and no gradation representing alright the 00’s vectorial design made via the software ‘Illustrator’. Create an identity for Electronic music is not a easy thing, most of the time the picture is a simple & static photography or a caricatural icon slowing down a kind of personal escapism. Therefore the covers are often under the powerful level of abstraction of the music. Actually, the process of creation of this cover album entitled ‘Bioroid‘ seems pretty close to the concept of robotic music. Indeed, we can see these infinite loops repeated building an hybrid & cold framework.
SILICON SCALLY [aka CARL A. FINLOW] – Population III
« Bioroid » album released on Satamile Records – 2007
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“The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate” produced by the half of DREXCIYA JAMES STINSON a.k.a TRANSLLUSION is without any doubt one of my favorite Electro-Techno cover. I discovered this one few years before listen the full-length album that is of course a masterpiece.
I Dig this cover designed by SEMICONDUCTOR, especially its minimalist graphic design which let us imagine our own parallel world (…like the effects of Music do). The geometrical style and the colors are pretty catchy acting as a ‘logotype’ in order to be concentrated on the meaning of the picture. Therefore the cover features many levels of interpretation… However get it or not, the design composed only of straight lines is still very peaceful to watch. A real inspiration!
TRANSLLUSION – Unordinary Realities
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ERYKAH BADU worked with her longtime graphic designer EMEK for this cover « New Amerykah Part I ». Strongly « Blaxploitation » influenced, you can see a lot of things going through ERYKAH’s mind at this moment as she denounces police brutality, poverty, health care system, the Illuminatis and others political elements… In one word : Dope!
ERYKAH BADU – My People
« New Amerykah Part I » album released on Universal Motown – 2008
More EMEK’s artworks on his portfolio : HERE