Various Artists ‘Remember The Future’

  • RELEASED: Oct 2007
  • LABEL: n/a
  • CAT NO.: n/a
  • DESIGN: Openmind
  • SPOTTERS DELIGHT: 75 copies, each disc has a different image
  • EXTRA ZEN: Listen / Download

Robots, mecha, androids, simulacra, I love them and, to commemorate the release on the first Transformers film in the summer of 2007 I put together a themed mix called ‘Remember the Future’ with the emphasis on the machine envisaged in the 50’s, 60′ and 70’s when space travel was still a new wonder of the world. The intro was Transformer-themed and I was doing a gig with Hexstatic a few months later for the release of their album ‘When Robots Go Bad’ so I decided to make up some artwork to go with it so that I could sell some at the gig. The outer cover was a folding version of the Autobot logo (I wanted to do a Decepticon but it didn’t lend it’s self as well to the task in hand). This held the disc inside, each one of which was printed with a different image of a robot cribbed from an online gallery of bots made from found objects.

The process took ages and I wondered what on earth I had been thinking as I estimated that each one probably took around an hour to assemble. Each disc had to be burned then printed with a unique image. Then a sleeve had to be printed (on both sizes because the tracklist was inside) hand cut and folded around the disc which was put into a plastic sleeve and then the whole thing was dropped into a re-sealable freezer bag. I did 75 and called it a day.