ISO50 Vs. Bjork
Posted by Scott
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[audio:hyper.mp3]
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Jasper F. Agterbosch says:April 1, 2008 at 3:33 am
Dang! that is really super Scott!
PT says:April 1, 2008 at 5:08 am
Stunning work Scotty.
Nice cover also, Bjork’s songs are fun to play with.
Guto says:April 1, 2008 at 5:21 am
I just didn´t understand why there´s not a Tycho Tune in the compilation.
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:
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 :)
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.
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!
greg says:April 1, 2008 at 8:37 am
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.
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
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
Anonymous says:April 1, 2008 at 9:40 am
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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.)
hello moyo says:April 1, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Sara Flemming says:April 1, 2008 at 1:57 pm
A-ha! I saw that yesterday and I thought it looked familiar. (: Great job, as usual.
Andy W. says:April 1, 2008 at 2:17 pm
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.
Hugo Meira Mesquita says:April 2, 2008 at 7:35 am
The new cover was better than the original. Cool work…
Christian Richer (Element Kuuda) says:April 2, 2008 at 12:33 pm
Renzo says:April 3, 2008 at 1:06 am
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.
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…
Ryan says:April 7, 2008 at 2:50 pm
you do good work…your style always impresses.
yaronimus says:April 11, 2008 at 7:21 am
beautiful art, scott!
i agree with RENZO.