Robert Hood Omega Cover Artwork (vinyl)
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- Robert Hood "Omega"
Album Cover Artwork (Vinyl)
- Omega is a concept album of sorts from Robert Hood, the godfather of minimal and a founder member of the shadowy Underground Reistance the political wing of Detroit's electronic music scene, of which he was appointed Minister of Information. Hood has based his latest digital excursion on The Omega Man, the 1971 sci-fi classic starring Charlton Heston, which in turn was based on Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend.
Like Metropolis, it is also something of an unsettling version of the future, but one devastated by science unleashed, biological war and populated by marauding psychotic survivors, something that Hood is mindful of in using the film as inspiration (it is not strictly asoundtrack) for his latest work. Its definitely metaphoric, Hood says, and if we don't heed the signs,this is where we'll end up. We live in a society where we just consume.We just take. The artwork reflects this mindset. Abandoned streets, car wrecks and Hood himself as the one and only survivor of the human race. The colour red plays an important part within the entire concept. It symbolises the colour of blood and the constant struggle between man and virus.
Visualised are the Album Record Cover, Lasercut typo, innersleeves (6x) and vinyl.
Featured on the Design and Design showcase on 14.04.11