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An Ian Brown-Themed Fortune-Telling Machine Appears In Manchester

The machine originally appeared in the music video for Brown’s new single ‘From Chaos to Harmony’ and takes its inspiration from the Zoltar fortune telling machine from the film, Big.

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Ian Brown Fortune Teller Machine

Now you can get learn your future from a Ian Brown-themed fortune telling machine created for his latest music video that’s currently housed in Piccadilly Records Shop, Manchester.

The machine originally appeared in the music video for Brown’s new single ‘From Chaos to Harmony’ and takes its inspiration from the Zoltar fortune telling machine from the Tom Hanks film, Big.

With it glowing red eyes and clay-like appearance, the machine appears to be CGI, but in fact, it was designed and creator by the video’s director, John Nolan, who also installed it in the record shop for all in Manchester to visit.

The Stone Roses frontman is reportedly a frequent patron of the record store and recently performed an in-store session last February to celebrate the release of his latest album, Ripples.

The record shop also posted photos of the machine on socials writing:

“Ian Brown can grant your wishes now. The actual fortune telling machine from his latest video ‘From Chaos to Harmony’ is in a corner of the shop now.”

Apparently, the machine is only there on loan, so it will only be in the shop for a limited time.

In the music video, a young boy played by UK up-and-comer Noah Jupe (who recently appeared in A Quiet Place) encounters the strange machine and a series of mystical events quickly unfold. Brown makes a cameo in the video as well; he can be seen walking along the promenade of the Southend seafront.

Ripples marked the first new album for Brown in 10 years and its his fifth solo album since reforming the Stone Roses in 2011. Following its release on 1 February, the album went to No.4 in the UK’s Top 40.

Brown also released a special edition Double 7″ vinyl of Ripples exclusively for Record Store Day which features the songs ‘From Chaos To Harmony’ and ‘Black Roses’.

Listen to Ripples here.

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