Vinyl LP design for Moon Unit – coincidences in image and soundBy Ángel Domínguez
Several weeks ago, we received, fresh from the factory, a vinyl LP we designed for the band Moon Unit, based in Almería. The record label Clifford Records encouraged the band to publish an LP in 10-inch vinyl format, for which they composed six songs.
The title of the LP came during a conversation with David Bailey, singer and lead guitar of the band; the idea was to use the famous Rubik’s Cube to take advantage of some coincidences:
The LP contains six songs / the cube has 6 sides.
The world record in solving the Rubik’s Cube is six moves / again, the concept of the six songs.
Some sketches were presented to the band, all of which “revolved” around the concept of the Rubik’s Cube. In the end, the simplest one was chosen, not convoluted at all; a mixture of simplicity and surprise was the predominant idea, with a geek twist.
The discs were pressed in a factory located in the Czech Republic. When they sent the design templates for the cover and the vinyl disc we had a moment of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) when we discovered that the notes were written in czech…
… but, luckily, numbers are universal (at least for all of us men and women of good will who use the metric system), so we had no problem placing our design in the template.
It was suggested not to include any text on the cover (neither the band name nor the album title); they liked the idea, but their being an underground band refrained them from doing so: they didn’t want to be less exposed to the huge vinyl-buying-audiences (pun intended).
Attention, music lovers: this album can be bought at the Clifford Records website. By the way, that website was created by Globulart. But that will be the subject of another post.