05.01.15 by Jeff

Best Album Packaging: Moldover Album Also A Fully Functional Theremin


Before I go any further, yes, I realise I am posting about a CD in the year 2015. After I posted about DJ Qbert and “The World’s First Interactive Album Packaging” last week, Facebook user Ray Doeksen was quick to point out that back in 2009, musician Moldover released a self-titled album in which the CD packaging itself was a fully functional theremin! The artist learned how to make custom circuitboards, so the track titles were actually written into the circuitry!

So it would appear DJ Qbert’s Extraterrestria album is not deserving of the title. Actually, to be fair, I’m sure there have been lots of examples of interactive album packaging over the years (depending on your definition). The Rolling Stones album, Undercover, had removable stickers, and my favourite of all time, Radiohead’s Kid A album had the hidden booklet you had to remove the CD tray to find! I think what Qbert meant was album packaging that doubled as an instrument, but it looks like Moldover did it years ago.

Watch the video below to see just how next level this packaging is!

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02.01.15 by Jeff

Future Technology: DJ Qbert’s Extraterrestria is World’s First Interactive Album Packaging [VIDEO]


Extraterrestria is DJ Qbert’s long-awaited follow up to his groundbreaking debut album, Wave Twisters (2001), and it features a pretty next level album cover. The printed cover is actually a set of functional Bluetooth MIDI decks and DJ controller that connects to iOS and OSX, making it the world’s first interactive album packaging.

QBert’s company Thud Rumble collaborated with Algoriddim and Novalia to create an album cover that allows fans to manipulate the album (or any mp3s) by moving their fingers along the surface. Apparently most of the copies will be going to those that funded the project on Kickstarter, with a small number made available through Thud Rumble.

Watch the video below to see it in action!

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03.11.14 by Jeff

Famous Album Covers Zoomed Out To Reveal Unexpected Surroundings


Digital Agency Aptitude had fun with this series extending the artwork of iconic album covers beyond their original borders to reveal what may have been cropped out. The Justin Bieber one is a little harsh (maybe not). Have a look at more from the series below.

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26.09.14 by Jeff

Adult Swim Singles

adultswim06Cover by Brandon Lively

Adult Swim recently teamed up with 16 artists to put out 16 tracks for 16 weeks. Various artists contributed covers for the different singles. See more below.

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24.03.14 by Jeff

Album Stream: Saintseneca “Dark Arc”

Saintseneca, a band I have championed for several years now, is playing tonight in Vancouver at The BiltmoreNPR has just posted a full stream of their fantastic new album “Dark Arc”, listen to it here.


14.07.11 by Jeff


First taste of the new M83 double album! INTENSE!

m83 echoes video

Watch the video below!

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03.02.11 by Jeff


Album is a beautiful newspaper-sized photography publication based in Offenbach, Germany. Definitely worth tracking down!

Album Magazine photography publication based in Germany
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29.09.09 by Jeff

Kid Koala

Kid Koala has just put up The Slew: 100% for FREE. “6 turntables meets the ex-Wolfmother rhythm section”. I’ve been listening to this all day, download it and catch ’em on tour if you can!

kid koala the slew album download free

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