Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ready for the successes

The Milan based band Covariate may have failed spectacularly to qualify for the finals of the 2009 Eurovision contest, their first album shows little humility in the title. Ready for the successes, indeed. And all scepticism inside, why not? Their euro-pop sound combines catchy melodies with fiery dance rhythms, and singer Giovanni Trentino shows off his remarkable range, evidence for his operatic training. Better than you would expect - give it a spin.

The idea of this little game is to create an album cover for an imaginary artist/group, as well as an imaginary review, following these instructions:

[1] The artist/group: go to the wiki random page generator. The first random Wikipedia article obtained this way is the name of the band or performer. In this case, I ended up with Covariate.
[2] The title: go to the random quotations site. The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of the album. The random quote that came up was by Randy K. Milholland: We all have a few failures under our belt. It's what makes us ready for the successes.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Pipe dreams, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Binner Gothic 60 Yellow and Due Date 45 Silver, respectively.

Note: this is a variation on the "Debut album game" that has been making its rounds around bulletin boards and blogs for some time now - the original version called for a random Flickr Explore photograph to be used as the cover. I have been trying to find out who had the original idea, but so far no success.