Limited edition of 30
This is a limited edition archival inkjet print of album artwork produced by Storm Thorgerson for Machineri, a Cape town band fronted by Sannie Fox, and their eponymous debut album. Fox was excited to be anointed with a Storm Thorgerson album cover, saying to local press on the eve of their album's release "I know, it's really frikkin' crazy, isn't it, he was down in South Africa shooting a job for Pink Floyd, just for a short while, and we were playing a gig. Amazingly, because it's not like he's in his twenties anymore, he came down to the show with his photographer, walking with his crutch, and he liked the music. We put the question to him and he said cool, he'd love to do the artwork for the album. It's quite a psychedelic cover - very in line with his style, but also with our style and who we are as a band. A woman, with machine parts on her back, crouching on boulders so that she almost looks like she might be part of it; also a boulder. I love it. I love Storm's work - he's made the covers for the two rock bands that I love the most, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, and he reminds me of Salvador Dali, creating images that have a surrealism of a sort. I think the crux of his work is that he puts very human elements into landscapes - people buried in deserts with their legs sticking up in the air, or women floating in the water. There are these elements of the human that look almost like they're part of the landscape, but they're also out of place. I'm picky when it comes to bringing anyone in to work with us, but I was completely happy to let Storm have control of this, and we love what he's created." The image was printed onto stunning Hahnemühle Photo Rag Watercolour paper in a very small edition.
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