Sunday, March 7, 2010

Awesome Album Art: Giant Squid - The Ichthyologist

Album art is a fading... well art, in today's society of mp3s and digital downloads. But to me, a band is only good as it's name and it's album art. While perusing random albums, whether online or at an actual music store, what the album looks like often denotes how much time I'm going to hesitate at an unknown artist. And in today's thousands-of-bands world, a hesitation is what you want. And so for this I will give credence to whomever is out there designing art-work, beginning with Giant Squid's latest release The Ichthyologist.


Now there is another version of this cover (follow the link above to see it), but it is a lot less awesome. Honestly I haven't heard more then one song from this band, but once I saw this album artwork, I decided I had to give them a listen. Merging a hand, a starfish, and ...eyes (??) this is a monstrosity that screams all thing metal and I love it. I plan to give these guys their turn (as I am getting bored with the funk fix I've been on of late) in the upcoming week - I'm not working tomorrow, so maybe then - and if their music is half as good as their album art, then you will be hearing more from me!

4 comments:

Tyler said...

I prefer Metridium Fields, and most people I know agree with me.
Both are great releases though.

The Klepto said...

You like the album artwork more or the music? Cuz I was just talking about the art. At this point I hadn't heard anything from the band, besides some MySpace clips.

Tyler said...

The music, sorry :P
I know you're just talking about the art, and I agree that The Icthyologist has awesome album art.

The Klepto said...

No worries man, as I said at the time of this posting I hadn't heard the albums themselves, but I have now and I agree that Metridium Fields was the better of the two.