“Silicon Valley” by Jeff Cardoni, Various Artists

People often ask me “Heidl, you bloody thief!” I guess what they really mean is “Heidl, you bloody genius! I do not entirely agree on your liberal interpretation of the copyright policy. But I still frequent your blog on a daily basis. Cannot get enough of those beauties. You ROCK!” Well, thanks. I’m aware of the legal grey area I’m operating in. Yes I take and alter images from others. And yes I’m taking credit for others’ achievements, sort of. That’s why I’ve set myself some personal guidelines: Always try to contact the creator for permission. Always link to the original artwork…

“Stranger Things” by Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein, Various Artists

Netflix’s Stranger Things is without a doubt this summer’s biggest TV sensation. No wonder the clamour for its original score was loud among fans. And the producers did answer in form of a massive 75-tracks-set, divided into two separate albums. Show ’em all you’ve got instead of setting a few specific marks, that probably was the motto behind those two releases. And while I do appreciate complete and expanded scores a lot, I’m a bit overwhelmed by that huge amount of music. But who am I to judge? I actually started working on this custom covers series before the official…

Lost Covers, Vol. 3

The unwanted brainchilds, the dispassionate requests, the okay’ish ones I guess and the late comers. Also the lone wolves that’d definitely deserve a single post but somehow didn’t end up in one. They all suffer the same fate: Being dumped into this consolation prize of a blog entry, without the chance of ever being the single featured image on the front page. For the third time now. I should rename this series into The Good, the Bad and the Tragically Misjudged. But Lost Covers rolls off the tongue more elegantly. Though not everything’s lost on these to be honest. This time I’ve included two covers, that rightfully deserve a gallery…

“The Lobster” by Various Artists

This is my take on the recently released soundtrack release for Giorgos Lanthimos’ strange love story The Lobster. By the time I’ve worked on this there was in fact no official soundtrack album announced. Still I decided to make a cover for this obscure little indie work, because the film featured some key moments that were accompanied with somewhat unusual but highly original songs. Posts like this one give me the opportunity to highlight the effort and commitment put into a film and its soundtrack, this time in the person of Johnnie Burn, who acted as the supervising sound editor, sound designer & re-recording mixer on The Lobster. So simply…