Morphometry- My First Ever Album Cover

Im truly thrilled to announce that a project that has been in progress for some time, is now finished and available to buy!

I was asked by John Cavanagh to create a cover image for a special vinyl album he created from music he was gifted by one of his favourite musicians - Lol Coxhill

Lol Coxhill and Raymond Macdonald recorded the improvised jazz music in Johns house and the tracks were then gifted to John.

He decided it would be a great idea to utilise the magic of crowdfunding and put the songs out on vinyl

John asked me to create the cover art for the album and I jumped at the chance
I was not familiar with the music or musicians but John gave a little guidance as to theme, and I created the linocut art that now graces the cover
I wanted to create something vivid and playful like the music and incorporated the frog and blackbird which are recurring themes in Lol Coxhill's music.

You can buy the album from DISCOGS here

https://www.discogs.com/Lol-Coxhill-Raymond-MacDonald-Morphometry/release/10448033



You can read a few reviews of the album here

https://www.allaboutjazz.com/morphometry-lol-coxhill-raymond-macdonald-glo-spot-review-by-duncan-heining.php

https://www.list.co.uk/article/92096-lol-coxhill-and-raymond-macdonald-morphometry/

 

https://www.kiltr.com/brian-beadie/1783552784-morphometry

 

Tracklist
A1 Grumpy Ears 7:14
A2 Today - The pond! Tomorrow - The World! 3:24
A3 Dilettante In Paris 3:46
A4 Upsetting The Neighbours 8:35
B1 If I Like It, I'll Write Back 4:12
B 2Complicated Shoes 6:43
B3 Late Night In Portpool Lane 1:51
B 4 It Never Entered My Mind/Duet With A Blackbird 4:09
B5 Weekend Epiphanies 4:06
B6 Spaghetti In The Piano 2:50

Credits

 

Men On The Border - Jumpstart Cover Art

 

I was very proud to be asked to create the cover art for a cd album cover.

The band are from Sweden and called 'Men On The Border' and the new album is called 'Jumpstart'

The band are very inspired by the music of my Uncle - Syd Barrett and I thought it would be fun to base the image on some imagery from his career.

Roger/Syd played a Fender Esquire guitar  that had been covered in round mirrors.I had the idea of an flash of electricity shooting out from the centre of the image and then reflecting on these mirrors and shooting all over the page.

I also incorporated something of the colours from the legendary Madcap Laughs cover images - when Syd painted his floorboards orange and blue.

I didn't want this colouration to be TOO obvious so kept the colours quite muted and washed out.

The band have now released the album with this image on the cover - they have just added the JUMPSTART lettering in the centre.

You can visit the bands website and also buy the album ( which is fantastic!) from HERE

You can preview the album HERE