Tag: album art

Test Your Album IQ With This Incredibly Addictive Web Game

Thanks to Red Bull Music Academy and Folder Studio, a new online game tests your knowledge of iconic album covers across a range of musical genres. When playing, users are given the artist name and album title and they must choose between two potential answers. These two options begin as heavily pixelated images and slowly clear up exposing the correct answer. If the user guesses correct they rack up points and unlock information on that album. Points can then be displayed on the RBMA leaderboard and across social media. The game tests ALBUM IQ against 4 genres: Metal, Hip Hop, Electronic ... Read more

This Artist Uses His Albums To Remix Record Sleeves

Visual artist, DJ, and composer Christian Marclay can add another title to his impressive resume, album collage artist. Per his Wikipedia page, Marclay’s work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video, and film. He is a pioneer of using gramophone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collages. Marclay is, in the words of critic Thom Jurek, perhaps the “unwitting inventor of turntablism.” His own use of turntables and records, beginning in the late 1970s, was developed independently of but roughly parallel to hip hop’s use of the instrument. With that in mind, it is no surprise that ... Read more

What Colour Are Your Musical Tastes?

Predominant.ly is a website looking to to revive the nostalgia of the “thrill of the hunt” for new music by abandoning genre, artist, or suggestions in favour of album cover colour. Designed by the Open Work collective, which is based in The Hague, the process of modern music discovery is described as, “We either have to search for new music (and how can you search for something that you don’t already know?) or software algorithms give helpful results that are often useless, or hilarious. The act of discovery makes our music more special to us: It’s the thrill of the hunt and the sense of discovery ... Read more