7 July 2011

Battles artwork

Link: Warp

The latest from Battles is the Gary Numan featuring 'My Machines'. Release date is 15th August. Warp is issuing the track on silver limited edition vinyl [mirroring the 'flavoured' versions that accompanied, last single, 'Ice Cream'] while its sleeve furthers the 'pile' motif of the Gloss Drop album.

The design is uncredited for the more recent offerings but the long-player's cover was photographed by Leslie Unruh with the art itself courtesy of the experimental rock/math rock band's own Dave Konopka.

2 July 2011

Animated Covers app from Radio Soulwax

Link: Radio Soulwax

My good friend Gary Ryan tipped me off about this just as seemingly everyone else seized upon the latest project from Radio Soulwax AKA 2 Many DJs AKA the Dewaele brothers.

Reiterating what's been said elsewhere, it's an ambitious undertaking where Radio Soulwax have followed their acclaimed genre-crossing mash-ups with a series available as apps. The most interesting aspect of this copyright flaunting set - for me, at least - is that they've also animated the artwork from the original releases. The work for 'INTROVERSY' can currently be viewed via the link above.

Richard Eigner - Denoising Field Recordings sleeve by Hans Renzler

Link: Wald Entertainment
Released: 2009

Denoising Field Recordings documents an early attempt at using denoising-techniques in a creative and compositional manner. Instead of utilising noise-reduction-algorithms for their intended purpose (the restoration of damaged audio signals), these processes are applied to various field recordings of trains, streets, swimming halls and public transport. Due to the fact that these recordings consist entirely of noises this operation transforms the originals into an uncanny hybrid of newly introduced processing artefacts, occasional silence and sporadically audible traces of the original field recordings. What kind of sound-aesthetics can emerge while denoising field recordings? Which audible parameters are able to resist this »audio-erasement-process«? How are these traces comparable to the visual remanences of Robert Rauschenberg’s erasure of a de Kooning drawing?

Denoising Field Recordings is released as a limited edition of see-through 12" vinyl with an intruiging white-on-white cover [printed exclusively with varnish] designed by Hans Renzler.