Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nuclear war is unsettling

Austrian DJ Otto Kittel is a big hit in Germany right now, with his million selling album Nuclear war is unsettling - time for him to try to repeat that success world-wide. And why not? His trance remixes of samples of Kraftwerk and various New Wave acts, looped together in an ingenious fashion, are amongst the best available in that genre. Give him a try.

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 Otto Kittel.
[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 Walter Goodman: The idea of all-out nuclear war is unsettling.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Abstraction in primary colours, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were BattleLines 55 Blue and Magneto Bold 60 Yellow, 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.