Τετάρτη, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2008

flames over popkorn..




Όπως λέει και ο φίλος μου ο Βουτς, αυτό είναι το νέο εξώφυλλο των KORN και όχι των IN FLAMES. Αν και προσωπικά δεν μου άρεσε, οφείλω να συμμεριστώ την άποψή του για το ότι οι IN FLAMES καλώς ή κακώς, θετικά ή αρνητικά με κάθε τους κυκλοφορία προοδεύουν. Σε λίγες μέρες θα ξέρουμε και το ηχητικό αποτέλεσμα του album οπότε ας κρατήσουμε μια μικρή επιφύλαξη. Παραπάνω παραθέτω μερικές ακόμα δημιουργίες του ανθρώπου που κρύβεται πίσω από το εξώφυλλο του “a sense of purpose”…
κακόβουλα σχόλια σε στυλ: ποιοι είναι οι IN FLAMES, υπάρχουν ακόμα αυτοί; τι είναι οι IN FLAMES στον παγκόσμιο μουσικό χάρτη, δεν γίνονται αποδεκτά:-)



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Teli είπε...

Kala ama sigkrinis korn me in flames iper ton souidon exis xasi tin bala.

Stis 25 tou minos pao na do sto brixton tin pio varia metal banta autin tin stigmi sto metal, mia banta pou xarise pragmatiki kai ousiodi proodo sto metal, to opoio ekane gnosto se ekatomiria neous opadous, me polisis album pou aggizoun ta 10.000.000, ti na mas poune i 100.000 kopies pou poulane i in flames? Trani apodiksi oti i korn ine 1000 fores megaliteri apo tous skato sosialistes soidous pou pernoun lefta apo to kratos gia na iparxoun kai den ta katafernoun me tin aksia tous.

Aneta 95% anamasima tou come clarity tha ine to kenourgio opote den xriazete na anamonis gia to ixitiko apotelesma tou album. Sto leo apo tora na to kseris.

Teli είπε...

Prin petaxtoun tipote vlaxo ellines metalades as parathesoume kapia stixia gia tis dio bantes:

"Korn, sometimes typeset as KoЯn, is a band from Bakersfield, California, and are credited with creating and popularizing the nu metal genre. Along with other bands at the time, they have also inspired many nu metal and alternative metal bands throughout the mid 1990s and early 2000s.

The band's catalogue consists of nine consecutive debuts in the top ten of the Billboard 200,including a compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, and their untitled eighth album, released on July 31, 2007. To date, Korn has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, including 16.5 million in the U.S., while earning six Grammy nominations—two of which they have won"

"In Flames, being one of the pioneers of a new music genre, have influenced many bands and most notably they were a direct influence on the new wave of metalcore. Many metalcore bands such as Darkest Hour,[22] As I Lay Dying,[23] and Still Remains[24] name In Flames as one of their biggest influences. In Flames is also a direct influence on many of the melodic death metal bands that have followed. Melodic death metal bands such as Insomnium,[25] Omnium Gatherum,[26] and Blood Stain Child[27] name In Flames as one of their biggest influences as well.

In Flames has been awarded three Grammis awards (the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards) to date. In 2005, In Flames won their first Grammis award in the category of Best Hard Rock/Metal Album for Soundtrack to Your Escape. In 2006, In Flames won the Swedish Export Award, their second Grammis award. In Flames was the first metal band to ever win that award and the Swedish economy minister at the time, Thomas Östros, was quoted as saying "Thanks to In Flames, Sweden now have a metal band in the absolute world elite." In 2007, In Flames once again won the category of Best Hard Rock/Metal Album for Come Clarity"

panos είπε...

kala Teli, diavazeis kala?
pou eides oti sigrinontai oi Korn me tous In Flames sto keimeno;
mou fenetai apantas auta pou thes na apantiseis...xwris na deis ti grafei

emo είπε...

Kala ti vlakas einai aytos o Teli.
Pws mplekei tin mousiki me tin politiki diladi poso xazos einai. Kathe fora pou mpainw kai diavazw ti grafei... ti na pw re paidia. Mou dinei tin aisthisi oti grafei mono gia na tin leei ston allon.

Ontws poly Korn to exwfyllo In flames... tha perimenoume na doume...

Oso gia tous Korn, den nomizw oti yparxei anthrwpos na min anagnwrizei tin axia tous ws pateres tou Nu...

awake είπε...

To oti allaxan yfos sto exwfyllo den einai aparaititos kako. Arkei i allagi na ekfrazetai kai sto cd....
diladi den mporeis na kaneis ena metal exwfyllo kai mesa na exei dimotika (lol)

Krusty είπε...

egw apla eipa oti den mou arese to ekswfyllo...o idios dimiourgos exei kanei poly kalytera;-)

teli είπε...

emo karagiozi

ama nomizis oti i politiki den epireazi ta panta trava sto nipiagogio sou.

Teli είπε...

Lipon emo kai kathe karasxetos sto blog gia diabaste ligo to parakato artho gia na aniksoun ta matia sas ligo.


The Swedish Invasion: Does a Mixed Economy Lead to Domestic Bliss
by Radley Balko (January 6, 2003)

"We want to produce the soundtrack to the ongoing war against capitalism."


That's the creed of Sweden's new garage band The (International) Noise Conspiracy. They're avowed socialists, to the point of caricature. A comically self-indulgent manifesto posted on the band's official website attempts to justify, for example, how a band so averse to capitalism could be as eager to jump feet-first into the MTV-Rolling Stone marketing machine as TINC has been. "We use media and industry - which we hate - to get our message across," the rationalization goes.

TINC is just the latest in a long line of "new garage" ("old garage" might include Iggy Pop, or the Velvet Underground) bands in what's become something of a Swedish rock n' roll invasion. TINC follows the stateside success of The Vines and The Hives. Others, like Division of Laura Lee and the Hellacopters wait in the wings.

Much has also been made of late about Swedish socialism. Pundits on the right have culled selective economic data to suggest that the common Swede lives no better than, for example, the poorest sharecropper in Mississippi. Advocates on the left have held up Sweden as the anti-Soviet Union, a shining example of how a hybrid of economic socialism and political freedom can yield a domestic bliss. They point out that the Swedish assault on the America rock charts is, in fact, a direct result of Sweden's public support for the arts. In Sweden, it's been written, musicians can apply for aspiring-artist welfare from the federal government. Keep track of when and where you practice, how long the band's been together, fill out the appropriate forms, and a wannabe rock star can take in as much as $18,000 U.S. in public assistance.

So what's the real scoop?

In truth, the Swedish economy is pretty similar to the politics of its rock bands: avowedly socialist by most outward appearances, but more than willing to embrace the machinery of capitalism behind the scenes in order to make the whole thing work.

You might call it "boutique socialism."

Perhaps a brief layman's history of Swedish politics is order.

It's true that Sweden was socialist for most of the twentieth century. The socialists took power in the early 1930s and held it until the early 1990s. It's also true that in comparison to the rest of Europe, the Swedish economy flourished until the 1960s. But that's not really because of Sweden's socialist proclivities. Rather, it's more because of that notorious economy-killer called World War II, an endeavor that Milton Friedman noted "Sweden had the good economic sense to avoid."*

Advocates of the "Sweden as the anti-Soviet" line of thought might also want to take note: Early socialist Sweden was hardly a utopia of political freedom and civil liberties. Mengele-ian social engineering projects saw government-enforced sterilization of thousands of "unfit" Swedes in the 1930s and 40s. As late as 1950, the Swedish government was still experimenting with lobotomies on alcoholics and convicts - often without their consent - in researching possible "cures" for such undesirable behavior.

By the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Swedish economy was tanking. Western Europe's post-war capitalist economies caught and passed Sweden relatively quickly. And by the 1980s, Sweden was on the verge of collapse. Businesses fled for more friendly tax jurisdictions in continental Europe and the U.S. Sweden experienced a brain drain as its sharpest minds fled to market-driven economies that rewarded knowledge and know-how with wealth. Entrepreneurs in Sweden were painted as pariahs. Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad told Fortune magazine that Sweden's tax bureaucrats and politicians at the time routinely accused him of "using people" and "just wanting to make a profit."

By 1989, Sweden's unemployment rate had risen to 12%. Social spending had driven the government's budget deficit to 35% of government spending and 13% of GDP. Swedish welfare provisions stipulated that anyone fired or laid off from a job could get up to 80% of his original salary in public assistance. Consequently, absenteeism in the private sector approached 25%. Free, comprehensive national health care made Sweden the "sickest" country in Europe - so long as government picked up the tab, Swedes demanded the highest care for the feeblest illnesses. The system buckled. Because almost everything was provided for, and because of income tax rates approaching 90% in the highest brackets, Swedish households accumulated almost no savings, making them even more dependent on social programs once the economy soured.

In the early 1990s, the Swedes revolted at the ballot box. A neoliberal coalition led by Carl Bildt took power. Bildt quickly went to work. He capped national income taxes at 50%. He set corporate taxes at 28%. He rolled back regulations on telecommunications and banking. While hardly the epitome of laissez faire capitalism, those modest changes alone set in motion the path to Sweden's economic rebirth.

In 1994, the Social Democrats regained power - mostly because Bildt's slashing of government services ignited a backlash. But the signs of recovery were already in place, and so the Social Democrats, led by finance minister Goran Persson, followed Bildt's lead. More privatization of government-controlled industries. More tax cuts. To that they added more cuts in government spending, and a real effort to balance the federal budget.

The result? Native Swedish entrepreneurs who fled the oppressive tax and regulation codes to start businesses elsewhere brought their businesses and payrolls back to Sweden. Sweden today is home to some of the world's top telecommunications firms. In sharp contrast to the eugenicist philosophy of Sweden's ruling 1940s socialists, the streets of Stockholm and Goteborg teem with entrepreneurial immigrants from Asia and the Middle East. Fortune reports, "from 1995 to 1999, venture capital and private equity investment in Sweden rose 201% annually, against 40% in the U.S."

Sweden of course is in no danger of becoming a shelter for tax-oppressed U.S. business. Education and health care are still free (and, consequently, still on the verge of collapse). Though corporate tax rates are reasonable, personal income tax rates are still inordinately high. And the lingering haze of conformity that comes with rampant socialism still holds a good number of Swedes in despair. Sweden's suicide rates are among the highest in the world (much higher than latitudinally similar, low-sunlight communities in, for example, Alaska). Alcoholism is rampant, and this in a country where the state owns all the liquor stores. Even Per Stalberg, singer for the socialism-espousing Division of Laura Lee admits that the everything's-taken-care-of life of a Swede leaves something to be desired.

"You have to go to school, and then you have to work in an office, then drink a lot of booze, and then beat the s*** out of your wife," he told Rolling Stone. "There are a lot of personal problems here. I don't know many people who haven't been to a shrink."

So what about that Swedish music invasion allegedly spurred on by rock star welfare? Well, it's probably telling that the program was phased out as part of finance minister Persson's mid-1990s cuts in social programs. If you give, say, five to eight years for a band to mature and catch on, you might make the case that the Swedish invasion is the product of ending rock star welfare, not institutionalizing it. And The Hives - easily Sweden's most successful band so far, and probably its most talented - were never on the public dole to begin with (bandleader Pelle Amlqvist told Rolling Stone, "We thought that was like working for The Man. Plus, we were crap at filling out all the forms.").

Sixty years of Swedish socialism gave us ABBA and Ace of Base. Ten years of quasi-capitalism, and Sweden's holding the flag for the new garage revolution. That's as convincing a case for markets as I need.

Teli είπε...

Lipon epidi iste ola pedakia edo mesa kai akoma den exete katalavi tin ipokimenikotita stin mousiki gia na sas do.

Lipon thelo o kathenas sas na perigrapsi tous antikimenikous logous pou sindeoun aisthitika to eksofilo apo to The Jester Race me to eksofilo tou Come Clarity.

Gia eksigiste mou giati to Come Clarity exi eksofilo pou ine kathara IN FLAMES gia esas eno to kenourgio to eksofilo teriazi se cd korn. Kai mia pou anaferame korn gia analiste mou me antikimenika panta epixirimata tis omiotites tou eksofilou apo to kenourgio IN FLAMES me to teleutaio ton Korn to Untitled.

Lipon gia na sas glitoso xrono tha sas po oti poli apla den mpori na gini antikimeniki sigkrisi. Mono ipokimeniki, kai opos oli kseroume ipokimenikes gnomes den exoun kamia varitita, san poupoulo ston aera ine. Den exoun vasi, den exoun logiki den exoun noima sto kato kato tis grafis.

O savas eprepe na pi den tou aresi to eksofilo, telia kai paula. Oxi oti den tou aresi to eksofilo kai tha teriaze se korn album (den to ipe o savas to ipe o vouts? den pirazi tin simerizete tin apopsi kai o savas).

awake είπε...

Den nomizw na leei kaneis oti to come clarity einai pi o inflames apo ayto to exwfyllo.

Texnotropika oloi lene oti to kainourio exwfyllo moiazei me ta exwfylla twn Korn.

I diki mou paratirisi itan oti to perityligma prepei na ekfrazei to eswteriko opoioudipote proiontos. An den to ekfrazei tote yparxei provlima paraplanisis tou koinou sto opoio apeythynessai.

Ara me to neo exwfyllo kai to yfos aytou perimenw na akousw kati pio traxy apo ta proigoumena album mia kai einai pio skliro to "stroke".

Teli είπε...

Xa xa xa

Ti paparies mou les re serbezi tora?

"to perityligma prepei na ekfrazei to eswteriko opoioudipote proiontos. An den to ekfrazei tote yparxei provlima paraplanisis tou koinou sto opoio apeythynessai"

Auta se mathainan sto tei?

Gia anelise mou tote simfona me to tromero grafistiko skeptiko sou pos to eksofilo tou pemptou kai diasimoterou album ton metallica ekfrazi tin mousiki sto album?

I mousiki sto 5o album ine mauri kai skotini? Oxi vevea, apla apofasisan na min valoun peritiligma sto proin tous thelontans na diksoun oti mono i mousiki metrai kai oxi i grafistiki. Enoite oti bgikan alithini mias kai i kikloforia tous According to Undercover News, METALLICA's self-titled album from 1991 (also known as the "black" album) is the No. 2 top-selling album of the SoundScan era. The LP shifted 258,000 units in the U.S. in 2007 to bring total sales to 15,077,000 and closing the gap to the No. 1 album on the list, SHANIA TWAIN's "Come On Over", by 372,000 units. If these percentages keep up, "Metallica" will overtake "Come On Over" during 2009.

Apodiksi oti telika to peritiligma enos prointos oxi mono den metrai alla den xriazete na exi sxesi me to proin. Ama to proin sou ine kalo den exis anagki tin grafistiki.

awake είπε...

Egines kai grafistas twra re?
I grafistiki yparxi gia na "kalopizei" kai na proothei to proion. Alliws den exei logo yparxis. To paradeigma pou mou anefers twn Metallica einai exeresi ston kanona, to les kai monos sou.
"apla apofasisan na min valoun peritiligma sto proin tous thelontans na diksoun oti mono i mousiki metrai kai oxi i grafistiki"

Epelexan na min to kanoun. Oloi oi ypoloipoi to kanoun. An itan etsi giati den ekanan kai ta ypoloipa album xwris exwfyllo...

Ena fagito den einai pio nostimo an myrizeis kai wraia. I mipws xtizontai ktiria koumounistika diamerismta ola idia kai axrwma apo exw. Etsi einai kai ena cd. To exwfyllo ekfrazei to periexomeno kai kalopizei to cd...

Teli είπε...

Giati esi ise grafistas? Mpori na theorithi kapoios kalitexnis? Pos? Ego ksero kai simfona me ta kritiria mou den ise kalitexnis. Simfona me ta kritiria sou omos oli ine kalitexnes. PX moderna texni, dio moutsoures kai na sou pinakas gia to mousio. Mazi girnousame sto tate modern ksexnas?
Opote simfona me tin logiki sou oli ine kalitexnes opote ime kai ego grafistas. Na sou thimiso oti i logiki sou stirizete sto gegonos oti den iparxoun antikimeniki kanones stin texni, opos les esi ama ipirxan kanones den tha itan texni, opote kanenos i gnomi den ine i sosti, oles ine sevastes. Auti ine i apopsi sou, opote simfona me tin apopsi sou, oli ine kalitexnes, oli ine grafistes, ego o savas oli. Tha katsis esi sto photoshop gia 5 ores na kanis ena ena eksofilo gia ena cd, tha balo ligo melani sto stoma mou kai tha ftiso se ena xarti kai tha exo kai to diko mou eksofilo, to opio simfona me tin diki sou logiki prepei na dextis os texni isaksia me tin diki sou (an oxi anoteri).



Akou eki metrai to eksofilo kai i grafistiki. To paradigma mou apedikse oti den metrai. To eksofilo sto load kai to reload ti ine? texni? Mia paparia kai misi ine. Xisia me aima ine to eksofilo tou load. Diladi to peritiligma parousiazi to proin? ase mas re dianoumene tis dekaras.


Gia pes mou, pote piges re kaimene se diskopolio kai agorases album logo tou eksofilou?

Ta paradigmata sou ine ilithia. Sxedon to 90% tis ellinikis kai agglikis ikiakis arxitektonikis ine aistitika iktro, komounistiko an thes, alla o kosmos agorazi to spiti gia proton tin statikotita tou, deuteron tis mixanologikes egkatastasis, kai triton to megethos (ante min po tetarto, ixomonosi kai arxisis kai les malakies) kai oxi poso omorfi ine i prosopsi. Ama endiaferotan o kosmos gia arxitektoniki den tha evlepes auto to teratourgima kathe fora pou kitouses apo tin akropoli.

To oti to fagito mirizi orea simeni oti ine nostimo stin geusi, diladi ine astoxo to paradigma sou. Ean kati den mirizi orea simeni oti den exi kali geusi (kamia sxesi me peritiligma ktl), ama mia tourta ine mesa se grafistiko kouti ine to paradigma pou xriazese.

Teli είπε...

Diavase edo artho gamato gia na mathenis

http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2005/nt-2005-10-24-web-design.htm

Ανώνυμος είπε...

Graphic design is a noble occupation with a real purpose, but for that purpose to be realised, we need to see graphic design for what it actually is, and have certain humility about it. Graphic design is a supporting role, not a leading role. Musicians understand and appreciate better the value of being in supporting roles. If every player in a band tried to be a star, it would create a musical disaster. Not everyone is destined to be a star, and for someone to be a star, there must be others who are willing to play the supporting roles.

Graphic design is misleading in that it looks like a leading role, when in fact it is a supporting role. If one wants to play a leading role, one should learn to play violin instead of playing viola very loudly in order to be noticed. Otherwise, one will end up giving the viola a bad name.

awake είπε...

lopon eipa sto eayto mou to 2008 den tha ypopesw sto lathos na akolouthw ton paralogimso sou stis ilithiotites pou grafeis kai tin imimatheia sou se ola sxedon ta zitimata. Alla epeidi milas gia to epaggelma mou kai theoreis oti to xereis kalytera apo emena prospathise na dieykriniseis merika apla pragmatakia, opws i Grafistiki den einai texni einai efarmosmeni texni. Xrisimopoiei kanones tis texnis gia na poulisei to proion. Diladi exei na kanei 100% me epikoinwnia optiki gia tin akriveia. O rolos tou grafista einai na kanei pio elkystiko to proion kai oxi na zwgrafizei kaina kanei ektheseis.

Graphic design is the process of communicating visually using typography and images to present information. Graphic design practice embraces a range of cognitive skills, aesthetics and crafts, including typography, visual arts and page layout. Like other forms of design, graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.

Kai gia na deis ayto pou lew...
Graphic designs have a unique ability to sell a product or idea through effective visual communications.

To an tha poulisei to proion perisootero me ti moutzoura i me kati allo exartatatai apo pollous paragontes. Ti proion einai, se poious apeythynetai, poso diastima theloune na yparxei to proion ktl

To cd pou exei mousiki ara texni polles fores mporei na ekfrastei apo ayto pou esyapokaleois moutzoura. Vevaia to na kaneis mia moutzoura elkystiki apaitei texniki kai apeires wres. Mporei na sou vgei me tin mia (an eisai kwlofardos) alla mporei na sou parei kai kairo...

An thewreis oti ayto pou les gia to Black album oti den metraei to exwfyllo tou cd tote giati oloi kanoune exwfylla kai den ta vgazoune sketa ta cd tous....kai den milaw gia mikres mpantes alla gia mpantes terasties opws oi Pink floyd pou theorountai oti exoun ki apo ta kalytera exwfylla....???

Einai i teleytaia fora pou grafw opote oti kai na grapseis meta den prokeitai na synexisw tin paralogi syzitisi mazi sou giati monimws les vlakeies...

Ανώνυμος είπε...

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