Tuesday, August 21, 2007

KMFDM - Angst

I've always loved KMFDM's album covers that remind me of a Frank Miller dystopia where something hellish is likely going to happen as on other covers like Naive, Hau Ruck and WWIII. There's a post industrialism (the art movement, not necessarily the music movement) to KMFDM's covers and they do look like mature-themed comic books brought to life, in particular their latest album Tohuvabohu, where it's like Frank Miller's universe collides with Grendel. This one is one of my favorites, as it hints a "Big Brother is Watching You" right in the middle of a designated offensive act; the couple is obviously sneaking around to copulate.


Blogger bob_vinyl said...

It reminds me of the Nazi propaganda posters.

August 21, 2007 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I like it.

August 22, 2007 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Considering that KMFDM have always thrown darts against nihilism and fascism, you got the point, Bob. And Mark's understated comment works for me. :)

August 24, 2007 at 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi gang! the person who noticed that they resemble nazi propaganda posters is spot on. The art style these album covers use is called Fascist, which is an outgrowth of the Futurism movement which was used in, yup, you guessed it, nazi propaganda posters.

October 1, 2008 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous decoder said...

They were all done by a British artist by the name of "Brute!".


March 13, 2009 at 9:51 PM  

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