THE ART OF THE RECORD (2021): Pictures at an exhibition

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THE ART OF THE RECORD (2021): Pictures at an exhibition

As we well know, album covers can be works of art in themselves, sometimes a hint at an album's content, sometimes a self-aggradising image of the artist, sometimes whimsical art, and quite often not having a lot to do with the artist or music at all.

To celebrate the 21styear since the start of New Zealand Music Week which quickly morphed into New Zealand Music Month every May, a touring exhibition pulls together an interesting selection of local album covers . . . which might not be as “iconic” as the press release says.

But it is well presented with explanorty nottes and in many instances the original art on display alongside the covers.

The provided information in advance was highly misleading. This is MUCH better than I thought.

Have a look when it comes your way . . . 

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Other covers so far confirmed . . . 

Fur Patrol: Collider

Sola Rosa: Sola Rosa Moves On

The Mint Chicks: Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!

Beastwars: Beastwars 1

French For Rabbits: Claimed By the Sea

The Phoenix Foundation: Fandango

Cairo Knife Fight: Colossus

Lawrence Arabia: Absolute Truth

Grayson Gilmore: Otherness

The Beths: Future Me Hates Me

Tiny Pieces Of Eight: She Shanties for Frank

Mild Orange: Mild Orange

Opposite Sex: High Drama

Son Carpark: Spatial Antiquities

Team Dynamite: Respect the Process

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The exhibition opens at Auckland on May 1st at Monster Valley on Karangahape Road, before travelling to Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Details of where and when are here.

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john key - May 3, 2021

why only "pop" albums? GRAHAM REPLIES: Indeed! I would have thought Space Case's Executive Decision might have been eye-catching. 

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