Crate Minds: Simon Taylor-Davis of Klaxons


The album art adorning Klaxons' upcoming LP numero dos Surfing the Void has turned more than a few heads, all thanks to the already-iconic image of bandmember Jaime Reynolds' cat Orphee bravely donning an astronaut's space suit. It's only fitting that Simon Taylor-Davies shares with us the album covers he thinks are worthy of being tagged 'iconic', all from his personal collection.

Harumi - Harumi (1968)

"Wonderful 60's psych/folk record from Japan. Beautiful vibrant colours with a butterfly in the flowerbed. History is here."

Fripp and Eno - No Pussyfooting (1973)

"BIG chit chat. More in the mirror than meets the eye. Noodle brother and shredder are on one."

Wzt Hearts - Heat Chief (2006)

"A collage of stretched tapestries form the walls of a bizarre den. Always struggle to find top /// bottom. Perfect visual for the epic drone inside. (Photo probably upside down)"

Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, a True Star (1973)

"Sometimes find a strong connection."

Wolf Eyes & Black Dice - Wolf Eyes & Black Dice (2003)

"Spot on."

90 Day Men - Panda Park (2004)

"Favourite record ever. The zoo under Fred Tomaselli's sky."

Sonic Boom - Spectrum (1990)

"The limited edition version comes with a bolted on spinning wheel so you can flex some self hypnosis."

Ashra - New Age Of Earth (1976)

"The sun rises over a New Age of Earth. Iconic."

Pre-order Surfing The Void now from Get Music, JB Hi-Fi (w/ bonus tote bag), iTunes and the Modular Shop.

August 11, 2010 at 3:12pm in crate minds, Klaxons



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