Favorite albums meme (16/?)
∟How To Destroy Angels_ Welcome oblivion (2013)
The visual direction of this album came about first from the concept of the record. Trying to express the anxiety of information overload, the end of mankind as both terrifying and transformative, apocalypse and evolution, etc. I was inspired by the way Trent and Atticus set up rules for themselves around the way they record music for each project, and the analog methods they were experimenting with for this record that tied into its themes. So I started looking for a visual analogy for that, and also a visual analogy for information overloading the pipeline it’s being sent through - of signals unable to display coherently. It led me down the road of experimenting with analog cables and old CRT monitors and VHS decks. The result was a set of rules I came up with for creating the visuals. As much of a pain in the ass the process is sometimes, it’s strangely freeing to work within constraints. Not only does it force a rigid visual consistency, it takes Photoshop out of the equation entirely (the CRT texture makes the images largely uneditable in post, besides color corrections). Sometimes there’s something extremely daunting about a blank document in Photoshop, because you can go absolutely ANYWHERE with it. Setting up some limitations has proved really useful.
— Rob Sheridan on the art direction of the album
atticus is adorable ok
while(1<2) (available on Amazon), out in June, includes the remix of How To Destroy Angels’ “Ice Age” and Nine Inch Nails’ “Survivalism” that deadmau5 had released for a limited time on his soundcloud previously.
How to destroy angels_’ signed wall from their final show of their debut tour - The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD.
“#TBT: Behind the curtain at the Apollo Theater in NYC, April 29th, 2013. Photo by @traviscommeau”
How to make a LEGO album cover
by Harry Heaton - http://legoalbums.tumblr.com/post/73222187745
How To Destroy Angels (2010)
An Omen (2012)
Welcome Oblivion (2013)