Recluse: new cover design for Ride That Fantasy

A new cover design for Ride That Fantasy by Recluse? Surely not!

Yes, it’s true. We have created a new piece of cover art for Recluse‘s Ride That Fantasy album. It’s a fabulous album too.

The Ride That Fantasy CD we were given by Recluse had no cover art. All there was to go on was the track list on the insert and the name of the album on the CD itself.

To make the new cover art for Ride That Fantasy we actually used a photo of the band from the artwork of their earlier album, Propaganda. If you look at the cover photo you will see the band in Piccadilly Circus, London. To the left we see Chris White (bass), centre is Alex Painter (guitar, vocals) and right is Tim Desmond (drums).

Propaganda is a magnificent collection of songs by Recluse. If you haven’t heard it yet, we highly recommend it. You can enjoy it by clicking here.

Once we had the photo scanned and saved, the next thing was to find the right font. We decided to use the same font as the band had used for their Propaganda album and made the text using an old and still awesome piece of software from Macromedia, called Fireworks.

We also chopped out and added the little ‘world’ symbol that Recluse used on the cover of their Propaganda album.

Ride That Fantasy by Recluse is an album full of terrific songwriting and tremendous musicianship from three young guys. They were an awesome live act whose songs would enrapture their audience as well as create a decent mosh pit. Shortly after making this album the band went their separate ways to study at university.

Although we don’t know what the members of Recluse are doing any more, we hope it is something musical and we wish them well. If we find out we shall let listeners know in our News service and on Twitter.

If you would like to listen to Ride That Fantasy by Recluse, including its new cover art, over at SoundCloud, you can do so by clicking here.

If you prefer instead to listen to Ride That Fantasy by Recluse right here at the Wud Records website, please click here.