Tag: record album cover

Conceptual LP Series: B is for “Blizzard”

Spoiler alert:

I imagine this would be a black metal or doom record album cover.

When developing the idea I thought of a demon who slaughtered in the form a murderous storm. Snow seems so pure and clean, but that could just be its ploy.

The music, I imagine, sounds akin to being caught in a wind tunnel, hollow, mournful, pulsing and its origin and path are indiscernible.


Hand painted with acrylics on 12″x12″ canvas by Vena Paylo.

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Conceptual LP Series: A is for “Acid”

Spoiler Alert:

To me, this would be the cover for a psychedelic dark-toned electronica band.

I was inspired by the Martin Denny record album cover for Paradise Moods. But I wanted to make a darker feeling image. Her hair is a halo around her, is it protecting her or exuding unspent energy?

I covered her face and hair with taped down paper and used a toothbrush with watered down paint to make the sprayed background. I used a very tiny brush to paint the illuminated hairs.

Her eye is painted a faint neon lime green which is a nod to green-skinned Frankenstein images and represents that the (imaginary) music of this “album” was created by “stitching” samples together to become an entirely new unique fully formed creation.


Hand painted with acrylics on 12″x12″ canvas by Vena Paylo.

Mock LP Cover: Oahu without you

"Oahu without you," a mock record album cover by Vena Paylo

Through the magical powers of Photoshop, I’ve mashed up a vintage Hawaiian travel poster, text and grunge…and the result is an imagined record album cover I’ve entitled “Oahu without you.”

As soon as I thought of the album name I was surprised this album didn’t exist already.  This “record” would have all the uke, vibes and sway of typical vintage Polynesian music, but the tracks would all be sad and lonely ballads about being in a tropical paradise without the one you love.  Ironically, it would sound a lot like side one of The Polynesians “Hawaiian Wedding Song.

Once the sea salty tears have dried the next album needs to have more of a “take this paradise and shove it” attitude.