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Tool – Lateralus

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The album cover shows a half-lenght man, or better his muscles and cartilages, surrounded by symbols and fantasies which recall the oriental world. This picture had been done by Alex Grey, a 50 years-old painter who made this particular type of images his war horse. The particularity of the album art is that the cover of Alex Gray is not printed on the front page, as it’s produced by the overlapping of several pages of the booklet transparent, each of whom brings a different print image that overlapped with other creates the final image. The cover is developed not only on the first page, but involves the entire booklet revolutionizing the idea itself of cover. The game of transparencies is repeated on the back of the pack, where we are spectators of another chromo hypnosis.

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We must open a parenthesis about the song “Lateralus”, in respect of the references between the disc and cover: on the cover is designed a logarithmic spiral sequence linked to the Fibonacci numbers, based on mathematical series discovered by the latter in 1202 AD in which each number after the second is the sum of the two preceding numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21. The verses of the song “Lateralus” are composed by syllables in order to obtain exactly the Fibonacci series: “Black (1) then (1) white are (2) all I see (3) in my infancy (5) red and yellow then came to be (8)” and so on. A well-kept working and imaginative, that makes this disc memorable for the component of excellent sound quality, and the visual and graphic too, a cover really beautiful and imbued with meaning which moves the artwork in question to the general level of epic album covers.

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wolfmother’s way

 

just listen to them, it seems to go back in the past…

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wolfmother stick to the men

 

but where did wolfmother take ispiration? from who? here’s the answer: the ancient masters! fantastic creatures, name of the band and the album too, typical drawing style…everything is at its own place!

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let’s start with some hard rocking covers

 

these are wolfmother’s first album and the epic fourth album by led zeppelin. the first one represents a fantastic creature standing on a rock leading some natural power; we can also see a big white wrote reporting the band’s name and album’s too. the led zeppelin’s cover seems to be a photograph representing another photo attached on a wall, an old one…there’s no write on it, the band got its own “cover style” so that everyone could recognize a zep’s album art everywhere it was

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