Dead Cities turns 20

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Pandemonium » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:58 pm

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I just noticed, there are really too much pictures of close-up glass (and things that look like glass) in this book...
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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Ross » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:47 pm

Much like the ISDN White booklet, they love their textures.

Oh, and to answer a previous question - 1871 was their PO box address. It's mentioned a lot on their early transmissions - London W10 5ZL.

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by tryptych » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:19 pm

Pandemonium wrote:T-88

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I just noticed, there are really too much pictures of close-up glass (and things that look like glass) in this book...
So, are you suggesting that there's actually something WRONG with FSOL?

Blasphemy! :D
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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Pandemonium » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:58 pm

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- I'll ask again - Is that sphere some landmark in London ?
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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by mcbpete » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:04 pm

I can't remember when the building was completed, but it *could* be a photoshopped/spherized version of The Gherkin:

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Pandemonium » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:15 pm

*could be Pete,
but Wikipedia says that building was all post-1999...

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by mcbpete » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:55 pm

Balls, yeah knew it was recentish but not as late as that ... Scrap that then !

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Ross » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:00 pm

I've often wondered about that sphere - the one above I always thought was hand-drawn for some reason, something about the greyscale version just lacks any actual depth, looks 2D. The one that graces the cover of Teachings, however, it looks a bit too good for '96 CG (or at least the sort they could afford throughout the rest of their art) but I have literally no idea of what it could actually be, I've never seen anything resembling it elsewhere.

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Mr Royale » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:24 am

It is a geodesic dome, but which one I don't know. I can't find one that matches it, but this one is close

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Pandemonium » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:11 pm

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- If anyone was wondering where the Terminal Radio project name came from :)

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He drove to work each day, there were four routes he knew, he would never pre-determine which route he was going to take until he was in his car and driving, then circumstance. Once his choice had been determined solely by his mood on that particular day.

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Pandemonium » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:14 pm

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Each route had it’s own particular feature,

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- Peeling wall macro, priceless, I imagined this as an album cover for a number of records...

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a nice picturesque park here or a nice fast stretch of road there.
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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Pandemonium » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:16 pm

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Now, though there was a new factor to be considered. At first they had loomed too large and obvious to be a serious consideration, clumsy on street corners, they were easily defeated. He’d slow down before reaching their web of detection and then scoff,

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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Ross » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Pandemonium wrote:Each route had it’s own particular feature,
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- Peeling wall macro, priceless, I imagined this as an album cover for a number of records...
Like this? :D
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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by Pandemonium » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:05 pm

Yes Ross, exactly like that :)
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Re: Dead Cities turns 20

Post by darktrain » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:05 pm

Always find new things in this Album..Has to be listened to from start to finish.One of my top 5 albums along with lifeforms.

Fsol have always been brilliant at song titles (as well as the music) Nowhere At The Edge Of Somewhere,Trying To Make Impermanent Things Permanent,Through Your Gills I Breathe,High Tide On The Sea Of Flesh,Her Tongue Is Like A Jellyfish and on and on...wonderful!

great work by you guys on the artwork too..really interesting reading :)

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