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Are These The Most Perception-Altering Vinyl Sleeves Ever?

DJ food breaks down some precious knowledge about vinyl in his new column for The Vinyl Factory, Freaky Formats. Since genre categorization would do his utterly eclectic finds no justice, he relies on his eye for graphic design, comic book culture and visual art expertise to uncover the weirdest music and its even weirder packaging. His latest installment takes us through a brain-dizzying psychedelic ride through Op Art-inspired record artwork, with a bit of art history recap while he’s at it. He explains how Op Art entered the artistic circuit in the ’60s and discusses records from Herbie Mann, Faust and Nico Motte. Apart from being a lesson in vinyl art and history, this particular selection will make you see stars.