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Photographer Joel Bernstein, just 18 at the time, was reportedly "shocked" when Young chose this shot to adorn the cover of his third proper album. In hurrying to get the woman in the frame while Young walked near Washington Square Park, the focus got all out of whack.
A surreal twist on the city's skyline, taking on the likeness of a Scott Mutter photo montage... like how at first listen Cut Copy's synth-pop is blatantly dancey but gradually reveals itself to be secretly sad? Just like that.
The liner notes of Basinski's monster four-disc collection features photos he took from his rooftop throughout the course of a fateful September day in 2001. Like the music it contains, the packaging speaks to both hope and defeat.