Wednesday, June 23, 2010
An uncharacteristically mellow Burning Star Core record, Challenger is just as remarkable for the art that adorns it as the music that lies in the grooves. Robert Beatty's cover art features a planet hatching some technicolor goo, and the labels mirror the yin and yang of the record, the cold darkness of space and the colorful interstellar pudding that oozes all over it. We're not sure if spaceflight these days involves some sort of astronaut Go-gurt, but I think this record proves that they should. The marketing potential is out of this world!