Dan McPharlin: Sci-Fi Surrealism (and Mini Analog Synth Models)
November 3, 2010 1:20 PM Subscribe
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Dan McPharlin is an Australian artist who creates fantastic landscapes
that seem more likely to come from sci-fi novels from decades past than an artist
who who gives away his music for donations
). McPharlin also made a series of miniature analog synthesizers
that were featured on album art
for Steve Jansen
's album Slope
), as well as Moog Acid
by Jean-Jacques Perrey
& Luke Vibert
). Currently, McPharlin's website
only has an 18 page portfolio in PDF form and an email address, but his Flickr collection
is a sight to behold. Even his house
looks like something from a 1970s photo shoot.
McPharlin also made the cover art for an EP
) and an album
) for Scott Herren
's Prefuse 73 moniker, art for the third album
from alt/stoner/doom metal group The Sword
), and Dylan Ettinger
's second LP
* Wire to the Ear
(2008), discussing the analog synth minis.
(Oct. 25, 2010), with discussion of styles and influences, and information on other music where McPharlin's work is featured.
* Australian Edge
(archive), covering the artist's love of exploration tales, and his thoughts on Australian design scene versus the international design community.