Saturday, August 01, 2009

Full and clear light

This goes to show that there is more to Alaska than Sarah Palin. The four member band Nuiqsut play sophisticated New Age style music without succumbing to commercialism. Their songs are highly melodious and very effective. Their third album Full and clear light has sold over a hundred thousand copies in their home state alone, and should put them on the world map for sure.

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 Nuiqsut.
[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 Isaac Newton: I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Cloudburst 2, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Blown away 60 Antique White and Ravie 60 Antique White, 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.