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»dizzy:eko:series» 1,2,3 – cover design preview

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»dizzy:eko:series» – concept

aufkleber-one1The so called “dizzy:eko:series” is a series of three double 12″ records by artist Bunker Hill. It is due to be released on 1.1.11. Each package contains one disc with three tracks and a second disc featuring only images on the vinyl. On the image disc there is no music but spoken word content related to the project Bunker Hill itself. There are also three additional locked grooves. On one side you will find a target consisting out of the areas relevant to vinyl discs: 7″, 10″ and 12″ circles. Only the 7″ space is occupied by auditive “information”, so to say a 7″ single on a 12″ disc. The spoken word material on the 7″ are transferred samples from U.S. army educational material purchased in the early nineties at DRMO.

»dizzy:eko:series» 1 – cover design

The first record in the “dizzy:eko:series” features the central building of the Commerzbank in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. It was designed by Norman Foster and has gained many merits. Usually it is shown surrounded by its colleague skyscrapers outnumbering them in height, beiing the splendid number one in the center (actually Commerzbank is number two in germany after swallowing Dresdner Bank in 2009, only Deutsche Bank is bigger). On its top there is a spectacular yellowish light installation taking place every night.

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However, the cover is drawing a different image here. It doesn´t look like a friendly example from the corporate culture department. The building is twisted, it is wrapped in fog and a dark grey, ofter referred to as battleship-grey. It looks like a fortress, with its massive towers and triangular footprint. It seems to be very massive and tank-like and also shows a similarity to the spectacular concrete bunkers of the third reich. The project name “Bunker Hill” is being well reflected in the image. Volume two and three of the series will also feature examples of imperious architecture, see above 1,2,3 – Cover Design Preview.

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»dizzy:eko:series» 1 – cover mechanics

For each release the two records are linked together with a black and white Velcro dot in the middle. The grey sleeve contains the two track music vinyl, the neon green sleeve contains the image/word vinyl. The production cycle is being reflected: starting with: sound > rhythm > word > image – everything is connected with each other.

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»come together» preview

“come together” is the third track on the first dizzy:eko:series set of vinyls. It features a very dense atmospheric sound encorporating bells and other delicate sounding elements.

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