Mixed Signals

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Amon Düül II was a German progressive rock band. They were part of a movement that came to be known as "krautrock", which includes bands such as Ash Ra Tempel and Popol Vuh. This album was their first, released in 1969.

The copies of the cover I found were not great. Even the largest scan I found...

Amir Baghiri's Autumn is an electronic album mixing ambient textures with tribal beats. There's honestly not much about it that say "autumn" to me, personally, but it's a good album. I don't remember how I found the album. As I sometimes do, though, I've found myself with tracks from the album tha...

Handel didn't release albums during his lifetime, because there was no such thing. I don't remember what form of media I obtained Concerto Grosso (Opus 6) in, but it needed a cover.

This was still early in my design sprint, and I was still contemplating what made sense in terms of effort and tim...

Alain Eskinasi and Jim Wafer's Brainscapes is an electronic album consisting largely of didgeridoo and synth pads. I thought it seemed like a fascinating idea to combine the natural drone of the didgeridoo with synth drones, and this album does it pretty well. There's a little bit of tribal-style...

Adrian Marsh's As the buildings melt is and independent album I got from some early Internet music service like Emusic, or maybe even Myspace. Searches for Adrian Marsh's current music render very few results, but I believe Buildings Melt is by the same person. Not only is the band name similar...

aaron.z's Forgiveness is and independent album I got from some early Internet music service like Emusic, or maybe even Myspace. I can find no trace of it today, so I may well be one of the two or three people who own a copy at all. It's a beautiful electronic album consisting mostly of synth pads,...

Patrick Kosmos's album Comet's Tale is a beautiful album of electronic "space" music. It's a "best of" album, actually, but it was my introduction to his work and is still one of my favourites. I decided to re-design the album cover for Comet's Tale because I couldn't find a high resolution vers...

I started using an application called Elisa to organise my music collection, and thanks to it I discovered that my music collection wasn't exactly organised. It was meticulously organised in the sense that I knew exactly where to find an album when I wanted it, but objectively my method wasn't con...