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ISO50 Vs. Bjork

Posted by Scott

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Stereogum asked me to design a cover for their latest tribute compilation. Entitled Enjoyed: A Tribute to Bjork’s Post, the collection features covers by the likes of Dirty Projectors, Xiu Xiu, and Atlas Sound to name a few. You may remember the post about Drive XV, the REM tribute, this is the follow up to that release.

In the spirit of the tribute album, they asked that I base my cover off the original. I really enjoy this sort of work as it’s a lot of fun to approach an existing composition and try to see it from another perspective.

Below is a taste of what’s in store. Check it out then download the full album for free from Stereogum!

Dirty Projectors – Hyperballad

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Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:

April 1, 2008 at 7:09 am

Totally off topic here:

The documentary about your workshop in Stockholm is now on YouTube:

Part one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZWhfA2ZPis

Part two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxvV2ceuPR8

I know, there’s a lot of traveling in there and not so much of the actual workshop, but I guess it would be interesting for some people to hear about Scott’s workshop in Stockholm from this perspective :)

Enjoy :)

Oh, just some quick viewing tips:

Part one (04:07) – A beautiful view of the wing of the plane bathed in red light from the rising sun, as we land in Arlanda, Sweden. Music: Tycho – A Circular Reeducation [feat. Jianda].

Part one (05:40) – Psychedelic sequence as we walk through halls of colored glass at Arlanda Airport. Music: Boards Of Canada – Ready Lets Go.

Part two (00:41) – Footage from the workshop. Music: Tycho – Red Bridge.

Part two (05:11) – Takeoff. Music: Tycho – Dream As A Memory.

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Alex / HeadUp says:

April 1, 2008 at 8:13 am

Very pretty, nice use of color, aligns pretty well with Bjork’s style of music too I think. I also like the titling, it’s unobtrusive and is logical in terms of placement.

Nice vid btw Joaquim!

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Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:

April 1, 2008 at 9:02 am

That’s some serious texture going on here! Nice.

On the face to the right, it almost looks as if her mouth has been torn open. Yikes :o That’s her evil side I guess. But it fits well with her other to faces. Then one to the left, although kind of hidden, could be a representation of her good side. In between these two faces, we find the “completed” Björk. A combination of the before mentioned faces: wild and untameable yet subtle and sensitive in her voice. Gotta love this cover!
And thanks for watching the vid Alex :) Glad you like it.

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tt says:

April 1, 2008 at 9:15 am

ahhh great to see some new work! I’m always surprised when I see something new, you really work your creativity well, Scott. also, I loved the video, Joaquim! Thanks for taking the time to put it together, its a fun watch :p

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Jason says:

April 1, 2008 at 9:28 am

You should look into to the following. We have a lot in common when it comes to music:

Built to Spill – Perfect From Now On/You in Reverse
Kings of Leon – Because Of The Times
Metric – Live It Out
Pavement – Wowee Zowee

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Phil says:

April 1, 2008 at 10:21 am

Album art is amazing.
Probably my favorite of your work so far :).

(Which means you keep getting better and better.)

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NAVIS says:

April 2, 2008 at 2:22 am

I’d love to know how to create your stained edge effect. It’s so natural. I can do it on canvas with my airbrush but haven’t a clue how to do it via photoshop. Perhaps I’ll invest some cash into a workshop if you ever do one in the LA area.

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Renzo says:

April 3, 2008 at 1:06 am

Great!!!!
Album cover is awesome, a masterpiece.
Bjork + ISO50… I’m so impatient to see if we’ll ever see something like “Bjork+Tycho” as a remix or even better on stage… she’s been working with people like mathmos so it’s not such a big leap…
As venue I suggest the Arena in Verona (it) Bjork seems to love playing there…. by the way it’s a roman amphitheatre that’s where the name comes from.

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Bauldoff says:

April 3, 2008 at 11:14 am

Ha! I saw the cover the day Stereogum released the tribute album and thought “how Hansenesque…” sure enough…

Wonderful.