MINIBUS PIMPS - CLOUD TO GROUND LP
Minibus Pimps is John Paul Jones and Helge Sten, whose live improvisations are combining multiple instruments with the vast possibilities of Kyma sound design software and hardware. The record was released by Susanna Sonata in 2013. The images are single scanner exposures, where the light of the scanner is manipulated by means of color filters. The information on the front is a sticker that comes off with the shrink-wrap, leaving the album front and back completely clean. All other information is placed on the inside of the sleeve or the labels.
ELECTRIC VIOLENCE CD, Cock Rock Disco, 2005.
LOST AGE CD, Fysisk Format, 2008.
ARTIFICIAL DIVINITY LP & CD, Fysisk Format, 2011.
NEXT LIFE TRILOGY
Album cover trilogy in collaboration with Hai Ngyen Dinh of Next Life. Their sound is a unique synthesis between progressive metal and electronic tracker tunes, a unusual combination of abrasive distortion and embracing melodies - unified by complex rhythmic play. For each album Hai provided thematic guidelines for the images, which in turn were applied to the three-split "portal" design used throughout the series.
NECESSARY - VOLDSLØKKA LP & CD
Necessary from Oslo often make their music from editing jams and improvisations. For this album they took that approach a step further and gave all the recordings to Justin Broadrick for him to do as he pleased. The result was released by Ohm Resistance in 2009. The cover is a paper collage from the same year. Layout by Ohm Resistance.
MAMIFFER & HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE - SPLIT LP
Aaron Turner from Mamiffer asked me if he could use an ION collage for the cover of this split LP with House of Low Culture on Thrill Jockey. As he is the actual owner of the original collage I was more than happy to share it. As with the ION posters, the back of the LP shows the backside of the collage. Design by Aaron Turner.
JAGA JAZZIST - THE STIX CD & LP
Way back in 2002 I did the cover for Jaga Jazzist´s album The Stix. It was released by Warner Norway, and later on Ninja Tune with a new cover by Kim Hiorthøy. Being my first proper design job it was a baptism of fire, as my computer had an average of 3 meltdowns every day, and every time I had to reinstall the complete operating system and all software. Listening to all and every suggestion from the band I worked on several design at the same time, until they went back to the first suggestion. Classic error, not to be repeated.
The images came from my first experiments with scanner manipulations, which was later elaborated on in the FX series.