cover design

Black Flower is a Belgian band blending jazz and Ethiopian influences. Some of their records, like this Abyssinia Afterlife, are real beauties painted and designed by artist Kasper Baele.

Black Flower- Abyssinian afterlife
Black Flower - Abyssinian afterlife - innersleeve

One of the reasons why vinyl has become so popular again is the fact that the graphic design shines on a big sleeve. I picked this one from the sale bin just because the beauty of its package. Althought this is aimed at a club audience Ricardo's Tobar Collection on Sven Väth's Cocoon Recordings label even has some pleasing highlights to my ear. Sometimes reminding a little bit of Amon Tobin.

Ricardo Tobar Collection Cocoon recordings