Monday, September 14, 2009

The only thing better than Yo La Tengo is Yo La Tengo with great album art

The new Yo La Tengo album has been out for a bit now, and the apt piece of art chosen for the cover was done by Dario Robleto. This piece is titled "At War with the Entropy of Nature / Ghosts Don't Always Want to Come Back", and here's his amazing list of materials:
Cassette: carved bone & bone dust from every bone in the body, trinitite (glass produced during the first atomic test explosion at Trinity test site circa 1945, when heat from the blast melted surrounding sand), metal screws, rust, letraset; audio tape: an original composition of military drum marches, weapon fire, and soldiers' voices from battlefields of various wars made from Electronic Voice Phenomena recordings (voices and sounds of the dead or past, detected through magnetic audio tape).
To add to the adorableness, YLT also added a materials list to their album in the liner notes, with things like "espresso" and "special guitar amp". it does not get any cuter.

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