Tuesday, March 08, 2011

In silent unspeakable memories

Treading on the treacherous crossroads of minimalist classical music, soft jazz, and new age - and managing to come up with a masterpiece against all odds. Gilgamesh, an octet from Vienna, have seen themselves catapulted to the #1 spot in the album charts in Austria and Germany with their very first CD, and the rest of the world will undoubtedly follow. Their music is ingenious yet accessible, with a high emotional content that really strikes a chord with many listeners.

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 Gilgamesh.
[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 George Eliot: What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, One day I'll fly away, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Arctic 40 White and Colonna MT 70 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.