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Unknown Pleasures

For the Joy Division fans out there. I’ve always found this album cover beautiful and wanted to take a stab at animating it. A lot of people did this well before but I didn’t see anything that had the exact feel I wanted so here is my attempt. If anything, it allowed me to dive deeper into understanding Noise functions. 

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If  album covers could be alive…

Aladdin Sane ( David Bowie) / Revolver ( The Beatles) / Sticky fingers ( The Rolling Stones) / The Velvet Underground & Nico (The Velvet Underground)  / The dark side of the moon (Pink Floyd) /  Celebration day (Led Zeppelin) / Modern life is rubbish (Blur) / Unknown Pleasures (Joy Division) /  Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (Arctic Monkeys).

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Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

Released in 1994, “High Hopes” is the last track on Pink Floyd’s last album, The Division Bell. The lyrics speak of the things one may have gained and lost in life and convey the feeling of nostalgia.