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Old January 27 2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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This Year's Model: ALBUM COVERS!

So, as Zion once said, a fun and highly creative internet game that's been around for a while, and also featured on Miscellaneous on a number of occasions. Basically it goes like this, for those who don't know:

1) Go to Wikipedia and select a random page, or use this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The title (ignoring any disambiguation suffixes) of the first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2) Get a random quotation from this page (NB it may produce pop-up ads)
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quotation of the page is the title of your first album.

3) Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days" as per below:
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The THIRD picture along, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4) a random name generator for song titles. Suggested use:
http://watchout4snakes.com/CreativityTools/RandomWord/RandomPhrase.aspx
Set the generator to adjective - very common, noun - very common, or noun, noun, that seems to give the best results.

As they say in the classics, I'll start.



Tracks:
Tough Pants
Returning Dinner
Combining Fear
Attention Hack
Impossible Assistant
Two Naming
Relative Company
Replacement Close Partner
Crash Hypocrite
Isolated Refrain
Bonus track: Admitted Confectionery

Simolius have a new album out, Nothing Whatever To Do With It, which has a 'more of the same' vibe to it.

While tracks like Two Naming and Attention Hack have a crunchy, neo-rock feel, and Isolated Refrain is haunting, the rest of the album doesn't live up to that potential. Since it was cut, the band has replaced lead singer Orville Nye and bassist Tim Blatt and are back in the studio working on what they call "a new sound".
(Name: Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art

Quote: Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. Somerset Maugham

Image:
Winter Sepia by corrada2000

This isn't one of the better ones. My favourite is the one below, from 2009.)



Tracks:
Otherwise Writer
Constant Lock
Paid Discipline
Forward Deal pt 1
Forward Deal pt 2
Using Plastic
Close Written
Hotel Earth
Medium Movie
Population Model
Opening Arrangement
Closer Reader
Little Broadcast

The Ability To Enjoy It was an album ahead of its time. The moody electronica of Constant Lock, the speedy synth thrash of Population Model, the plaintive love song Opening Arrangements, the new space rock of Hotel Earth, and the hard hitting solid bass end thump of Little Broadcast (reminiscent of ZZ Top's Antenna Head played by Ultravox) showcase a band at their most inventive and most eclectic. A standout was the acoustic Close Written, and its synth mirror image, Closer Reader. Why this album wasn't given better support by the record label remains a mystery to this day
(Wow, the phrase generator was on fire! I might have to write some of those songs. )
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