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  1. 4 points

    Random TFJ/EH campaign stuff

    Thought some might find this interesting: The art campaign for The Family Jewels was conceptually based on artwork Richard Bernstein had done for ‘interview’ magazine and when the ad agency, Big Active, explained the idea, the label executives said ‘no’ to the idea because the album ‘X’ by Kylie Minogue had come out and they felt it was too similar (Look up the album cover if you aren’t familiar with it). Not knowing what they would do instead they went ahead and ordered a photo shoot with Rankin with the simple art direction of ‘no makeup and no hair’ (well, obviously with hair, but without product or styling in it). They wanted a blank canvas to work from. After the photos came back the artist Mat Maitland attempted to create some collages with the photos but ‘nothing worked’ so he said fuck it, and did what he wanted anyway. And thankfully marina loved the idea and fought for the concept. The label had no idea if Marina and the album/singles were going to be successful at the time. She had only released two small singles with neon gold, and they were very protective over how they launched her image. With Electra Heart, Big Active is credited with the artwork but they ‘were brought in at the last minute’ because the record execs hated the direction the marketing was going so Mat Maitland was essentially tasked with just completing work others had started with very little input into the creative process leading up to it. The concept idea from Marina was ‘faded Hollywood glamor’ but right when they were working on things Lana Del Rey broke into the scene with a similar esthetic leaving the executives frustrated again.
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    Emotional Machine

    [Verse 1] It's hard to see That you wanna be free 'Cause I don't love you In the way that you want me to [Pre-Chorus] Cut from devotion, lost in an ocean Out of emotion for you [Chorus] I'm a machine An emotional being Since I was a teen Cut my feelings off clean, clean [Verse 2] It's no excuse To treat me like you do My perception is skewed 'Cause I know what you went through [Pre-Chorus] Cut from devotion, lost in an ocean Out of emotion for you [Chorus] I'm a machine An emotional being Since I was a teen Cut my feelings off clean, clean [Post-Chorus] Ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh [Bridge] Did you ever truly love me? (Did you ever truly love me?) Or are you just too scared to be free? (Are you just too scared to be free?) My God is dying silently (My God is dying silently) Nobody believes Nobody believes [Chorus] I'm a machine An emotional being Since I was a teen Cut my feelings off clean, clean [Chorus] I'm a machine (Should I pretend that you didn't exist?) An emotional being (Should I act like you're somebody I miss?) Since I was a teen (A velvet glove around an iron fist) Cut my feelings off clean, clean (If you wanna survive, then ignorance is bliss) [Post-Chorus] Ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh
  3. 2 points

    Emotional Machine

    *** This judgment may be hypercritical and harsh. Don't take it personally, thanks. *** I wouldn't say Emotional Machine is necessarily a bad song, but I didn't like it. It's been a while since I don't feel like a Marina fan anymore too. After almost 4 years of waiting for new consistent Marina releases, I can say the song sounds boring and even if I'm not a nazi about lyrical song content, the overall sense seems pointless and disengaged to me. It's hard to see that you wanna be free 'cause I don't love you in the way that you want me to // Did you ever love me? Or are you just too scared to be free? — See how these two parts are practically in contradiction with each other: first, she says that her supposed loved one wants to be free and she doesn't love them in a way they want to, but then she asks if the partner is scared to be free and if they ever loved her... what? Does that mean that the partner will become 'free' if they love her or... I don't know? I don't get it. (I'm) An emotional being since I was a teen — What does that even mean? It literally screams "I recycled old ideas because I need to get back Teen Idle fake depressed goths fans that post about Electra Heart on Tumblr all day". In general, the song sounds like she mixed up I'm A Ruin, Forget & Disconnect. The chorus feels dragged and the verses sound forced because of syllabic irregularities. The vocals sound monotonous and slow. I'll wait for the studio version for a final judgment, but, from what we've heard so far (M4 leaks + Disconnect), I really think Marina is losing inspiration.
  4. 1 point
    Cool! It awvahlaps


    Greatest post of all time
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    You don't know me like you think you do [Chorus] You Yeah you break me down
  6. 1 point
    Cool! It awvahlaps

    NGX 9/29/18

    I don’t like live versions and they really did a bad job at this one tbh, FATM live version’s of her 1000 something was way better a live debut than this one. The song itself is kinda lazy writing wise but I hope the production makes up for it Also why the fuck didn’t they professionally record this one or give out the mic feed? Like every time Florence says hi on a microphone shit gets uploaded on an a Brazilian fanpage
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    NGX 9/29/18

    yeah em was a little odd, hopefully the studio version is godly.
  8. 1 point
    pressure makes diamonds

    M&TD4 Lead Single Anticipation - OUT FALL!

    long time no see kiddos So basically it goes like this: Yes it was originally a self titled project. Word floated around a few places about a year back that it would be titled "Marina" (I even posted about it here I believe), and that stuck for awhile. Now I think that's changed. From what the little birdies on the west coast are saying, 'rina changed her mind and decided to do a full marketing package for the album with an actual title as well. Originally it was a stripped down "this is me" album with little marketing, hence the self title. This isn't in any bid to hit the mainstream button like the EH days, but rather something not as drab as the first draft of the project intended. I'm sure it'll still be distinctly personal, but I think she ditched the full on "60/70's self revelation hippie" album she had planned.
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    Cool! It awvahlaps

    Post Your Marina Cover Arts!

    yeah its way too heavy how do you like this one? @true_colors i switched to electra's color scheme (red and blue) for the 3d effect, made the writing a little bit more "gummy" and ligthened the effect.
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    FROOT Design Pack

    Link Down 😢
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    stop it with the unnecessary threads!
  12. 1 point

    Post Your Marina Cover Arts!

  13. 1 point

    ♡ Zack's 5-steps tutorial on the Electra Heart effect ♡

    I expect you have some really basic Photoshop experience, since I'm using Photoshop (CS6, but that doesn't really matter), but I'm gonna keep this really simple and be straight to the point, here we go: ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ M A T E R I A L S U S E D ♡ 'ELECTRA HEART' cover picture. TV Scan Lines transparent texture. ♡ S T E P 1 : D U P L I C A T E L A Y E R ♡ First of all you need to open the picture you want to use and then duplicate the 'Background' layer. To do that, just press Ctrl+J or Right-click on the layer and press 'Duplicate layer...' ♡ S T E P 2 : T H E 3 D E F F E C T ♡ Double click on the new layer, this will open the 'Layer Style' window. Here, you're going to set the most important part of the edit, the 3D-ish effect. On the 'Advanced Blending' area you can see checkboxes to each Color Channel: R (Red), G (Green) and B (Blue). What you gotta do now is uncheck one of these boxes, each one will generate a different effect. Red will give you the classic 3D effect, red and blue; Green will give you green and purple; and Blue will give you blue and yellow. You can also mix up, unchecking more than one box, to get more effects, but that's for you to try for yourself and find out. ♡ S T E P 3 : M O V I N G T H E L A Y E R ♡ You may have noticed that so far nothing changed, don't freak out, that's supposed to happen. To make the effect you chose appear you need to move this edited layer. Go pressing the left or right arrows until you're satisfied. You can also use your mouse if you'd rather. I like this effect more subtle, so I just move it a little, but that's also for you to decide. Your picture, your rules. ♡ S T E P 4 : D U P L I C A T E L A Y E R & B L E N D I N G ♡ Duplicate the edited layer. Not the first one, but the one which you removed one of the color channels. Now repeat the second step, but this time around you're going to do the opposite: make sure all the channels are checked. After doing that and pressing 'Ok', you're gonna change the Blending Style. In case you don't know where it is, is the box on the left side of the Opacity box, the one with 'Normal' in it. Change this layer from 'Normal' to 'Linear Light'. This is going to make the picture shine like a TV snapshot. But since it's so strong, lower down the Opacity, I changed it to 37%. You can try out different blending styles and opacity settings, but that's also for you to find out. ♡ S T E P 5 : A D D I N G T E X T U R E ♡ Now, open the texture I gave you before on Photoshop. There are lots of ways to place it over your picture, but I'll give you a really easy one: Press Ctrl+A (it will select the whole texture), then Ctrl+C to copy it, go to your picture and press Ctrl+V to paste it over there. Moving on, with the layer of the texture on top of all the other ones (it will already be if you copy/pasted like I said). Change the blending to Soft Light and the Opacity Settings to 55%. ♡ F I N A L R E S U L T ♡ And we're done. That's the basics of this effect, you can experiment different settings and get new (and even better!) results. You can also try this effect with text, like her name and album/single titles. The font she uses is Coolsville / Cooper Black in italic (they are the same, use whatever one you find on Google). Any questions just comment here and I'll reply as soon as possible. P.S.: If you're picture is in a different size and you need to resize the texture, just press Ctrl+T (Free Transform) and change it to the same size of your pic. I kept this out of the 5th step because I didn't want that one to get confusing. ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
  14. 1 point

    What is your religion?

    I believe and practice the Baptist Christianism thingy.
  15. 1 point
    power and remote control

    What is your religion?

    Same, but obviously dont agree w the homophobic topics and such
  16. 1 point

    What's the story behind your username?

    Well I was trying to register for 3 months, and one morning marina anounced eleven diamonds, and I tried registering with gmail and it worked! So the first username that came to mind was EVOL, but it already was been used, so I came up with pretending to be marina for the rest of the day nd registered as elven diamonds just hours after she anounced it on twitter, and some users did think I was Marina for like a second
  17. 0 points

    Marina reactivates her Instagram account

    shes now following 1 person.......kanye
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