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cover art for skeletonwitch


Here is the cover illustration for the forthcoming SKELETONWITCH album “Devouring Radiant Light”, to be released via Prosthetic Records on July 20, 2018.

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artwork for sustain


CHAOS ECHŒS’ new record is a collaboration with avant-jazz saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (from THE THING, FIRE! and so many more) entitled “Sustain”. These two long tracks will be released on vinyl and cassette by Utech Records on April 13, 2018.
Here is my work for the visual identity.
With special thanks to the model, Anaïs.

  • 12inch LP Cover Art with Obi

• 12inch LP Cover Art with Obi

  • 12inch LP Back Cover with Obi

• 12inch LP Back Cover with Obi

  • Transparent Electric Blue Vinyl (limited to 200) / “Spellbound” Side

• Transparent Electric Blue Vinyl (limited to 200) / “Spellbound” Side

  • Opaque Black on Clear Vinyl (limited to 100) / “Harvest of Souls” Side

• Opaque Black on Clear Vinyl (limited to 100) / “Harvest of Souls” Side

  • Cloudy Clear Vinyl (limited to 100 - Artist Edition) / “Spellbound” Side

• Cloudy Clear Vinyl (limited to 100 - Artist Edition) / “Spellbound” Side

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  • Cassette (limited to 100) / Photos from Utech Records

• Cassette (limited to 100) / Photos from Utech Records


artwork for mouvement


“Mouvement”, CHAOS ECHŒS’ second album, is about to be released by NWN! productions. Here is the entire visual work done for both vinyl and CD editions.

  • 12inch Gatefold LP & CD Front Cover

• 12inch Gatefold LP & CD Front Cover

  • Centerfold

• Centerfold

  • 12inch Gatefold LP & CD Back Cover

• 12inch Gatefold LP & CD Back Cover

  • A2 Folded Poster for Vinyl Edition

• A2 Folded Poster for Vinyl Edition

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  • 12inch Center Labels

• 12inch Center Labels

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  • CD Insert, Front & Back

• CD Insert, Front & Back

  • 3-Color CD Label

• 3-Color CD Label


76/79


  • Exciting project to be released on December 15. Live from the pressing plant, a photo sample of the box cover design. Silver hot foil print on black offset paper.

• Exciting project to be released on December 15. Live from the pressing plant, a photo sample of the box cover design. Silver hot foil print on black offset paper.


mouvement


  • Gatefold 12inch LP Front Cover

• Gatefold 12inch LP Front Cover

CHAOS ECHŒS’ forthcoming album is planned to be released February 15, 2018 on LP, CD and digital by Nuclear War Now! Productions – I know, it’s written “January” on the video below but it has been already delayed since by the pressing plant. Anyway, here is a press release written by Jason Campbell, the cover art and the track list of the album, plus a stream of the advance track.

With the 2015 release of their debut album, Transient, Chaos Echœs established themselves as not only one of the most unique bands on the NWN! roster, but one of the most truly innovative bands in the underground metal scene at large – a status reinforced with the release of their second album, Mouvement. Chaos Echœs continues the psychological and spiritual explorations pursued with their previous works, but whereas the focus of Transient was on the individual and the internal forces operating within, Mouvement explores the effect of the external on the self – the sharpening of the individual will against the coarse whetstone of world. The music traces a narrative arc, and, other than the break between the sides of the LP, the segments of the composition are seamlessly merged together to create a single piece of music. Mouvement begins with a frantic maelstrom of serpentine guitars coiled into a tight knot of anxiety and claustrophobia. The atmosphere is hostile and unsettling. As the first side of the LP progresses, the tension is brought to a boil and then dissipates, carried by an undertow of melancholy into a sea of anguish. Here, the band demonstrates its unique ability to orchestrate dissonance, to weave the frayed threads of entropy into a sprawling and bleak tapestry of emptiness. As the side closes, the mood becomes detached and introverted, a tangle of melodies set adrift in a cavernous bed of reverb draped across a lopsided frame of freeform percussion. The second side of the album opens with the band moving in unison around a snarling riff. It is a willful confrontation, a display of strength in the face of the corrosive forces all around. By the midway point of the side, however, the music becomes repetitious and hypnotic. The cacophony that characterized the earlier portion of the album evaporates into a hazy, ritualistic trance as the individual transcends the world around him. Voices cut through the miasmic field – chanting, conjuring, summoning – guiding the album into a more meditative space. As the side ends, these voices are all that remain. Mouvement was meticulously composed and painstakingly recorded, mixed, and edited over the span of two years. The band’s attention to detail is apparent and the impact of the album is stunning. As on Transient, the tracks on the new album are structured and stitched together into a larger form such that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. And as with all Chaos Echœs releases, the accompanying visual artwork, created by Stefan Thanneur, is as magnificent and intrinsic to the impact of the release as the music itself. (Jason Campbell)

CHAOS ECHŒS - “Mouvement”
(Nuclear War Now! Production, 2018 • Anti-Goth 376)
01. Embodied By Perfidious Curls In The Innervated Flux,
02. As An Embraceable Magma Leading The Subliminal.
03. Surrounded And Amazed By These Unplumbed Abysses Of The Inverted Sea,
04. Through Kaleidoscopic Haze Of Unexpected Extents.
05. Shine On, Obsidian! Ego! Ego! Echo Back To The Yearning Of The Self!
06. Alas! Here Is The Feebles' Assent, Exalted By Your Mouth Full Of Flies,