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Akira Rabelais – Caduceus

Author: Colin | Published: 22/5/10

Akira Rabelais - Caduceus

Akira Rabelais - Caduceus

Akira Rabelais - Caduceus

Akira Rabelais - Caduceus

Akira Rabelais - Caduceus

Akira Rabelais - Caduceus

Akira Rabelais - Caduceus

Artist Akira Rabelais
Title Caduceus
Label Samadhisound
Year 2010
Designer Art direction: David Sylvian; Design: Chris Bigg; Photography: Eric Rondepierre
Music A tracery of loss embodied in crackle and hiss
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Notes Caduceus as a musical work is breathtakingly beautiful. It’s beauty is mirrored by its cover. I particularly love the way Chris Bigg has set the track titles and Rabelais’ name over the folds of the spine. Eric Rondepierre’s imagery is breathtaking. I hadn’t encountered his work before and am grateful to have done so now – a similar experience to discovering Arnold Odermatt’s work via Tortoise’s A Lazarus Taxon.

See also:

- Akira Rabelais, Spellewauerynsherde
- Review of Caduceus (A Personal Miscellany)


Comments

  1. As usual with SamadhiSound releases, this is the best of the best of design in music. Oh, how I wish I worked for them!!!

    Comment by Conrad — May 24, 2010 @ 7:45 pm
  2. It’s high time Bigg and Vaughan Oliver were knighted for their services to the music industry these past 30 years or so.
    A beautiful sleeve for a maverick album.

    Comment by Hesketh Pearson — June 21, 2010 @ 12:27 pm
  3. Anyone interested by the Eric Rondepierre’s images here should run, not walk, to see Decasia by Bill Morrison. It’s an amazing film married to an amazing composition by Michael Gordon.

    Comment by Colin — May 6, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

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