The cover of the next album might be an image that includes movement, especially because the album will contain many sounds of rain and water. A few of the working titles are:
- slow 2 : rain
slow 2 : the rain album
slow guitar + rain drumming
slow 2 + water
Yes, I am obsessed with water. Many of my song titles have a variation of the word water in them. One cannot live in a desert, even one as relatively green as Santa Fe, without obsessing about water. (((maybe I should make a playlist with every song that has either water in the title or the sound of water on the recording… there will be loads…)))
A printed CD cover is always static but there is no reason that a digital file has to be. There are so many possibilities for a cover that combines a short video loop in the background with a foreground image that has the opacity turned down a little bit. I imagine an image of a guitar layered over a video loop that shows the reflections of the sun in a body of water. Or a macro photo of a drop of water that is layered over water movement. There are lots of possabilities there.
This is a quick Saturday morning experiment, using a photo I took last week and a short loop I found at freestockfootagearchive.com.
Above is the video and below is a 6 second GIF version, taken from that video.