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YoLaTengoPopularSongs-1This cover really hits my sweet spot for “cassette culture nostalgia”, but I feel a little silly after reading the convo Pitchfork had with Dario Robleto, the artist who made the cover and overall album art.

The 2002 piece is titled “At War With the Entropy of Nature / Ghosts Don’t Always Want to Come Back”, and here’s Robleto’s insane list of materials: “Cassette: carved bone & bone dust from every bone in the body, trinitite (glass produced during the first atomic test explosion at Trinity test site circa 1945, when heat from the blast melted surrounding sand), metal screws, rust, letraset; audio tape: an original composition of military drum marches, weapon fire, and soldiers’ voices from battlefields of various wars made from Electronic Voice Phenomena recordings (voices and sounds of the dead or past, detected through magnetic audio tape).”

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