Because we like music, vinyls and graphic design, we thought we should start to archive some of our favorite Vinyl covers to share with you. This section will be curated by our Brazilian friends from Arara Agency (@ararainc).
1. Fleetwood Mac – Tango in the Night
The distinctive cover art for the album was a painting by Australian artist Brett-Livingstone Strong which was hanging in Buckingham’s home. It is a homage to the 19th Century French painter Henri Rousseau, emulating his colorful jungle theme works such as The Snake Charmer and The Repast of the Lion. It was also used as the cover of “Big Love”, the album’s first single. This album also marks the last time that the band recorded with the original formation. Tango In The Night was produced by Lindsay Buckingham which also left the band after it.
Year: 1987 Label: Warner Bros Art Direction: Jeri Heiden Artwork: Brett Livingstone Strong
2. No Regular Play- Nothing Less
Great release from great artists & great label. The 4th EP released by Brooklyn based label HAKT owned by Justin Miller’s (DFA’s A&R during the glory years), brings in one of the finest house music you ears could touch in the year of 2013. No Regular Play’s, Nothing Less EP brings amazing summery vibes with beautiful balearic beats infused with pure groove, synths and jazzy house elements.
Year: 2013 Label: HAKT (Have A Killer Time) Artwork: Steve Nishimoto
3. Jean-Luc Godard – Bandes Originales 1959-1980
Godard’s soundtracks in two memorable vinyl’s with hand-signed 500 copies. No worries, if you check on Discogs you can get your hands on it. Cover shot took by Raul Coutard from a scene in Vivre Sa Vie from 1962, starred by Nouvelle Vague muse, Anna Karina on the skin of Nana Kleinfrankenheim.
Marvelously sleek, sexy formula: dual American female voices singing in English and Portuguese over a nifty three-man bossa nova rhythm/vocal section and Mendes’ distinctly jazz-oriented piano, performing tight, infectious arrangements of carefully chosen tunes from Brazil, the U.S., and the U.K.
Year: 1966 Artwork: Peter Whorf Graphics (thanks Arthur Mendes Rocha)
This selection is brought to you by Arara: a creative & production studio run by Malu Barretto, Rodrigo Peirão and Pedro Igor Alcantara located in Rio de Janeiro, follow them on instagram @ararainc.