Henry Johnstone on 24/8/11
Warp Records. As one of the world's best loved and respected labels, the name invariably brings to mind some of the most influential artists in electronic music history. Founded in Sheffield in 1989, the label went on to spawn a number of pioneering albums of the 90s from names as revered as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. Today, the imprint continues to push the boundaries of indie and experimental in the form of artists like Pivot, Clark and Flying Lotus.
Sure, the music has always been first and foremost, but it hasn't always done all the talking. One of the key factors to Warps' success over the years has been its dedication to the visual. So because we're such a nostalgic bunch here at Pulse, we've rummaged through the label's plethora of artwork and collated ten of our favourite Warp album sleeves.
If we've missed any of your favourites, be sure to let us know!
Squarepusher - Hard Normal Daddy (1997)
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (1999)
The Other People Place - Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe (2001)
Boards Of Canada - Geodaddi (2002)
Autechre - Gantz Graf (2002)
Nightmares On Wax - In A Space Outta Sound (2006)
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles (2008)
Pivot - O Soundtrack My Heart (2008)
Clark - Totems Flare (2009)
Warp 20 (2009)
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