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“FM4 Sunny Side Up” by Various Artists

There’s something special about Sunday mornings. That’s the way it is. Sunday mornings are for lovers, for sunshine talks, for being nice to the cat. Every other morning we want a kick cause there’s stuff we’ve got to get done. On Sundays, we want kisses. Lots of them. Preferably not from the cat. We want songs that feel like kisses. Songs that let us dream our way into the day. Songs that let us go back to sleep for a while. These are the FM4 kisses. This is how the initiators – radio host John Megill and music director Marcus…

“Watchmen” by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Who would have ever believed that Trent I Wanna Fuck You Like An Animal Reznor would one day score a Pixar movie? Not me, that’s for sure, even though I’m a big NIN fan and certainly know about the musical qualities of this man and his creative partner. But an animated film? One that is rooted in the Jazz genre? Even for the year 2020 that felt a little bit like fake news to me. But it’s certainly true, thanks to the innovative thinking of Pete Docter, director and creative director of Pixar, who time and again has proven that…

Lost Covers, Vol. 6

Some things never change. A sort of mantra that was sitting on top of one of my first websites. And I guess it is just like that. But some things do change and here are six that have changed over time on HQCovers.   Making a virtue of necessity Back in the early 2000s, I started making my own soundtrack covers due to the lack of high quality artwork available. This whole thing really was born out of necessity. Over time I’ve more and more started tackling soundtrack that I don’t even have. And by now I mainly do it…

“The Last of Us Part II” by Gustavo Santaolalla, Mac Quayle

It’s June 18th, 23:59 and I am sitting on the couch in my basement staring at the countdown that’s projected onto the wall in front of me. It’s the final seconds before the release of The Last of Us Part II. A game that I certainly had on my release radar, but deliberately tried not to get hyped for. Still, here I was, in the middle of the night, waiting for the game to be unlocked. You can’t deny your inner child, can you? Ready for bed, I just wanted to take a short glimpse at the opening scenes to…

“Yesterday” by Daniel Pemberton, Himesh Patel

I‘m always creating covers, always busy with lots of projects and endless entries on my mental to-do-lists. So I’m definitely not lacking duties, or ideas for that matter. What I’m definitely lacking tho is discipline in publishing. It’s not rare that this blog lies idle for months without any new posts, even though I’m all of a dither behind the curtains, working on multiple things at the same time. More than once, I thought about giving up traditional blogging as you know it and just upload my custom covers on some online service instead (here or elsewhere). But somehow this…