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Fjordne, The Setting Sun (Kitchen)

Author: Colin | Published: 31/10/09

Fjordne, The Setting Sun (Kitchen)

Fjordne, The Setting Sun (Kitchen)

Fjordne, The Setting Sun (Kitchen)

Fjordne, The Setting Sun (Kitchen)

Fjordne, The Setting Sun (Kitchen)

Fjordne, The Setting Sun (Kitchen)

Fjordne, The Setting Sun (Kitchen)

Artist Fjordne
Title The Setting Sun
Label Kitchen
Year 2009
Designer Art direction and photography by April Lee
Music reflective, lush, immersive
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Notes Our second look at Kitchen’s design. Fjordne is in fact the first release on the label.

See also:
aspidistrafly, i hold a wish for you
Yui Onodera, Tamaru (Trumn)

Interruption to service

Author: Colin | Published: 29/10/09
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Please accept our apologies for the irregular posting schedule at the moment – life in the form of a house move, study deadline, work hassles, etc is taking its toll. We hope to get things back on the road as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may be aware that Hard Format’s a huge fan of Kraftwerk. We’ve been enjoying the individually remastered CDs, but it’s the deluxe Katalog box that we’re most impatient for. Here’s a pic from a lucky soul who’s received an early copy. Mouthwatering…

katalog

We believe it’s due out sometime around the 8th November and we’ll be covering it in full here when we get the chance.

A Hawk And A Hacksaw – Delivrance

Author: Colin | Published: 24/10/09
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A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Delivrance

A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Delivrance

A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Delivrance

Artist A Hawk And A Hacksaw
Title Delivrance
Label The Leaf Label
Year 2009
Designer Jeremy Barnes
Music International hybrid
Notes Delightful promo version which I like more than the commercial version:

A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Delivrance

aspidistrafly, i hold a wish for you (Kitchen)

Author: Colin | Published: 10/10/09
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The Setting Sun by Fjordne

The Setting Sun by Fjordne

The Setting Sun by Fjordne

The Setting Sun by Fjordne

The Setting Sun by Fjordne

The Setting Sun by Fjordne

The Setting Sun by Fjordne

Artist aspidistrafly
Title i hold a wish for you
Label Kitchen
Year 2009
Designer Art direction and design by Kitchen, photography by April Lee and Rika M.
Music Electro-acoustic sunlight and shadows
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Notes Kitchen got in touch after we published our post about Trumn Records’ Yui Odonera and Tamaru which they art-directed. This is the first of two posts covering their initial releases which are in a rather wonderful accordion design. Two thick pieces of card provide the outer sides and are held together by a length of folded-over paper. Resonant images abound: sunsets, hazy evenings, sunlight sparkling on water, but who are the two girls looking out across the water and who is the little boy along on the grass bank? The CDs are held in paper wallets tucked into the accordion package. The only textual information – apart from the information sheet and the CD envelope – is spied in small type at the bottom of the rear cover. All in all, this is a highly original and memorable design.

See also:
Yui Onodera, Tamaru (Trumn)

Lydia Lunch/Suicide – Frankie Teardrop

Author: Colin | Published: 3/10/09
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Lydia Lunch, Suicide - Frankie Teardrop

Lydia Lunch, Suicide - Frankie Teardrop

Lydia Lunch, Suicide - Frankie Teardrop

Artist Lydia Lunch/Suicide
Title Frankie Teardrop
Label Blast First
Year 2009
Designer Cover art: “Undated X-Ray of 16 Year Old Youth” Courtesy of London Metropolitan Police/Associated Presss
Music Hair raising
Notes No nonsense presentation of knife in head image. No more need be said.