Extended Play presents: MASSIVE ATTACK - 100th WINDOW (Special Edition)
This is one custom album packaging of a 4-series piece entitled Extended Play, which is intended as a personal project by !nodoro™. It is a tribute to some of my favorite musicians/artists around the globe - a collection of new interpretations, perspectives and formats to their classic covers; hence the word “play".
It is by all means an experimentation without boundaries to the concept. Music and Art are two things that complement each other enormously; they go hand-in-hand and in my opinion, are of absolute equal importance. Thus, I consider an album cover highly reflective of the record, or a critical introduction to it. It is the passage into the music.
Extended Play also serves as a way of sending out the idea to every graphic designer/musician to play a big part in coming out with the best interpretation of music through a rich visual experience using the best material, method and execution possible. Simple or unconventional. Pronounced or obscure. Independent or commercial. As both crafts are related, the idea of co-existing in creativity makes perfect sense - we give importance to the music and to the musicians who provide them just as they provide the necessary inspiration and direction for us designers. As a final thought, one could only hope that despite this digital age, every music fan will continue collecting physical records like owning an actual fine art piece in your hands and truly say "Print. Still. Matters."
Concept: Massive Attack is perhaps one of the most innovative/progressive musicians around without question. The idea for the album packaging is to decipher the random actual lyrics found on the cover and back and slip unto using the acrylic plastic case to see the main titles and track lists. It allows depth and interaction at the same time.
Photography: PJ Ong
Disclaimer: This is a personal project of !nodoro™. A version of the original album cover.