Monday, October 18, 2010

Artwork for Cousin Silas' next release :: Complex Silence 9 - Fresh Landscapes

Cousin Silas_ Complex Silence 9_ Fresh Landscapes 01 and memories fade
Image #01 - "... and memories fade"

Recently I have been working with the ambient electronic genius Cousin Silas on the artwork for his next release. He has been working on the ninth release in the Complex Silence series from the Treetrunk Records netlabel... and asked me to contribute with some artwork.

Cousin Silas is a huge fan of my photos and a great encouragement to me... so it was my pleasure to work with him on this release.

The album is due to drop in November and I don't want to steal any thunder from its release other than to say... it consists of 10 wonderfully shaped ambient electronic soundscapes in which you can see, in my opinion, a fab progression from the other work he has released recently.

What I have created is an inlay card, a traycard and 10 individuals for the MP3... the idea being that each track has its own image and when playing on your iPod, iPhone or MP3 player of choice with a screen, you will see the image change when the track changes.

Cousin Silas_ Complex Silence 9_ Fresh Landscapes (Inlay)
Inlay

Cousin Silas_ Complex Silence 9_ Fresh Landscapes (TrayCard_Outside)
Traycard

Cousin Silas_ Complex Silence 9_ Fresh Landscapes 05 standedge tunnels
Image #05

Cousin Silas_ Complex Silence 9_ Fresh Landscapes 08 northcoates point
Image #08

Cousin Silas_ Complex Silence 9_ Fresh Landscapes 02 fresh landscapes
Image #02

My intention with the imagery was to use existing photos and recontextualise them to suggest an image in keeping with the track title and the ambience of the track itself... with the objective being to enhance the listener's experience.

The full set is available here. I would welcome your feedback. The response I have received from both Cousin Silas and Treetrunk Records has been very encouraging.

I am grateful to them both for this opportunity and look forward to working with Cousin Silas in the future.

Tx
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