“Jurassic World: Dominion” by Michael Giacchino

So… what the hell happened? Why haven’t I published anything in almost 18 months? No sign of life, nothing? Well, I’ll tell you why… Like most stories, it all started with a pointless software update. In December 2018, WordPress forced the new Gutenberg Block Editor onto their customer base. And as any grumpy old man would do, I refused to adopt to the new tool right away. It was unintuitive, it wouldn’t let me do my muscle-learned workflows, and worst of all, it broke all my previous blog posts. Damn it, I’m too old for this shit! As a result,…

“Jurassic World” by Michael Giacchino, John Williams

We’ve actually arrived in times when sequels and reboots are being made by childhood fans of the original. The Jurassic World teaser poster looks like any fan out there would design it (and even did). But when you think about that, isn’t that great? Doesn’t that mean, that the film will receive as much care and lifeblood as possible? I think that’s the best premise we could wish for. I decided early on, that my custom covers should reference the iconic design of the first Jurassic Park soundtrack. I even went so far and re-used the same Paint Shop Pro template (had to reinstall it…

Lost Covers, Vol. 2

HQCovers recently surpassed 100000 views and I thought I’d take this opportunity to have a little resume and see where I’m from, where I’m at and where I’m going. The Past I started creating soundtrack covers in 2006 after I bought the iPod Video, the first one to handle cover artworks. High quality scans were a rarity back then, so I began making them myself in glorious 500×500 pixels! And because I’m a kind person I shared them via the now defunct Amazon customer image galleries. Some of them are still online, for example here’s a nice one that shows my early typewriting skills.  After some time I had a…

“Jurassic Park III” by Don Davis, John Williams

Part three of my Jurassic Park series closes with Don Davis’ soundtrack album to the rather failed third film directed by Joe Johnston. At least the score gave us some lovely new themes and a few good atmosphere tracks. But all in all the whole affair was a bit lackluster. This has continued up to the soundtrack cover with its excessive use of a Pteranodon’s shadow. I mean, It’s totally okay to use shadows, but that top layer was far too heavy. But to be fair, I quiet liked the metal surface texture, even though I couldn’t see any connection…

“The Lost World: Jurassic Park” by John Williams

One thing about The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which I became aware of only over the years is, that the film owes its dark atmosphere mainly to the score from John Williams. The style of the film, especially the color scheme, may seem a bit rougher than its predecessor, but it’s still a family friendly, highly successful summer blockbuster. It’s mainly thanks to Williams’ new musical motifs and themes, that we see unfold a significantly darker world before our eyes. A lost one, that is. I clearly remember buying the soundtrack CD back then in Summer 1997. The disc by MCA Records…