This week’s gratuitous titillating image comes courtesy of Mr. Weird & Wacky whose blog offers downloads of deservedly rarely bought albums unless the purchaser was a collector of ‘cheesecake’ images, like the one above.
It is often said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The same can be said for LPs and CDs. You might wish to listen to Daniel Barenboim playing or conducting Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, but does the sleeve entice you?
Coincidentally, having discovered Mr. W & W this past week, I then found this article extolling the virtues of a creative synergy between label, composer and artist in Friday’s Guardian .
ECM is one notable example of the excellence which can sell the music and, furthermore, create ‘brand’ loyalty. Thankfully too, by and large, Indonesian jazz artists have not overlooked this.