i agree weird fishee, ive been staring at it for a good ten minutes now. its strangely mesmerising...
i find it disturbing. so... fleshy.
my favorite.. i think is sexy.
I think it's sexy too, and I am a heterosexual female. I think it's a beautiful image. I don't really get what the bottom part is supposed to be, though. It would be cool if they used this one for the cover artwork but I can't really imagine them doing it. :-p
well, i don't like the light blue colour, but it's a great image, and i will love this to be the primary component of the lp7 artwork.
I like the colour. It's one that the band used in their live sets last summer a lot for songs such as "Arpeggi" and "15 Step". That's the way I visualize this album... in ethereal colours such as this one. But the album colour might end up being black and white. Which would actually be a shame considering all the colours they've used in some of the new artwork.
yes, i see "lips" too.i like the colour but i still find it disturbing. it reminds me of a bad dream i used to have. i really don't want this to be the cover and i don't think it will be.
Female genitalia. At least the top image.
i see a wise old man in it. a bit like blake with his nose squished upwards to part his eyes.
Now THAT is a beautiful image. It's communicative in unexpected ways. I've always imagined this album to have a sort of fresh blueness to it, I'd love to see this as a cover.
Me too. :-)
if you look closely between the lips of the vagina, you will see what appears to be either a young muskrat or a mischevious child plotting to stay in the womb. the long rectangular shape could be a metaphor for the social barriers placed upon the female sex. the houses below links the barrier and the sex to something regarding an oppressive male patriarchy (the rectangular figure, a phallus) and the production of commmodities. women are seen as factories because they have the power to give life. life = new homebuyers. hmmm?i think i'll go to sleep now. i've eaten too many drugs.
i prefer stanley's hydrocarbon landscape 1 and 2. they would make good covers.
Good thoughts, ron. I don't know if I see the muskrat or the child, but there probably is something being said with this piece. It could also be about the contrast between the natural and the artificial, and like you said, what divides those. Interesting that the landscapes (mountains) can be taken as female figures as well. But I think what you said makes a lot of sense.
I recently had to have a muskrat removed from my vagina, reallllly fucking hurt too! I long for the days when gerbils would suffice but noooo Richard Gere had to ruin it for us all :(
i fucking love you guys. KILLER BEAR SOCIETY FOREVER! anyway, i've been noticing a lot of female forms in the art work and i know some of you have. i wouldn't be surprised if stan and the boys are tapping into everything from classism, feminism, racism, nationalism and every kind of ism (all we are saying is give peace a chance). now, it's not to say that the subject matter of the songs are bound to be reflections of all the above isms. if anything, they could just want to express all that in a visual sense. lyrically and musically, i think the songs tackle everything in a broader sense.
hmm, reminds me a little bit of the cover of Porcupine Tree's In Absentia... Just genius, love light blue, just mesmerising, would love to see it in the artwork
I see female genitalia, with the head of a penis below it. Like a photo a couple might take. If it's Thom penis then it's understandable that there are little DITNUs covering it up :) and that bar over the middle. Maybe "there's a gap where I end and you begin".