Dizrythmia

1977

Type Record Covers
Title Dizrythmia
Measurements.Dimensions 12" x 12"
Measurements.Format LP
33 1/3 rpm.
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Four colour
Techniques Studio Photography
Source images
Creator.Personal name Noel Crombie
Role Designer
Creator.Personal name Peter Wagg
Role Designer
Creator.Personal name Han Chew Tham
Role Photographer
Creator.Corporate name Mushroom Records
Role Record Label
Creator.Corporate name Split Enz
Role Author
Date.Release 1977
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Phototransparency
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this album.
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0219_f, nzgda_rc_i_0219_b
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number L36347
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 743222
Style/Period.Style Post-progressive, new wave
Culture New Zealand
Subject Men, horizontal stripes.
Subject Broken picture plane.
This technique is a graphic allusion to the concept of dizrythmia.
Subject Split Enz
In no particular order: Tim Finn, Noel Crombie, Edward Raynor, Robert Gillies, Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Malcolm Green.
Description Image and text. The front cover is broken up horizontally by bars. In some cases these lines intersect with and reflect images of the band, in some cases they cut through and displace them. The heavy makeup and bright clothing of the band members gives the impression of a hand coloured work, and the classic Enz crazy hair styles and make-up add to the surrealist feel so typical of Split Enz 70's record covers, and New Wave style. The band name is in a red cursive italic typeface with a black offset drop shadow and sits in a z-shaped lightning bolt. The album title appears across two of the horizontal stripes in upper case sans serif type in alternating red and black. [KY]
Description Image and text. The back cover also shows a heavy surrealist influence. It is a photographic montage of oddly lit images of the band members in an interior of strong red, green, and blue. The song titles, Mushroom logo, and production information are in the lower centre of the cover and are all aligned centre, white, sans serif. [KY]
Source Real Groovy Records, Auckland, New Zealand.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Rights Mushroom Records
text/uri-list (0k)  Split Enz fan site