Voice

Private client. Sleeve design, packaging design and art direction.

 

Completed 2014.

 

The artwork for this noise/ambient compilation is inspired by vintage hardcover books...

 

The texture of an actual vintage book was used to achieve the look...

 

And even the tracklisting is arranged like chapters in a book...

 

The client wanted something that would be at odds (a book, which is obviously a vehicle for clearly conveying ideas) with the unintelligibility of the noise music contained within...

 

The incongruity is furthered by the aged look, given that noise music is a relatively new phenomenon...

 

Of course, the compilation also has a nod to what is arguably the genesis of noise music: Lou Reed's 1975 LP Metal Machine Music, which almost killed his career.