Front cover for the new From The Kites Of San Quentin EP, 7.83Hz Earth Chorus.
This idea has been kicking around in my head for a while now (I think I got it whilst listening to the other ‘Kites EP, Mitochondria). I’ve always had a fascination with sharks, and this image felt right for this EP for me, coupling the sleek shark aesthetic with turbulent (yet still clean background).
I’ve used the ‘smear’ technique to maximum effect here, limiting my choice of colour but picking a much bigger area to work across. Some of the thinner parts are more obvious but I think they’ve kind of worked, I’m still experimenting with this technique so the final image is still genuinely a mystery to me how it’ll turn out. In this case, I’m happy, it would have been a complete repaint if not!
Look out for the physical and digital release soon on Victoria Warehouse Records, it’s a brilliant EP, I’ve been privileged to get chance to hear it at the mastering stages and it’s incredible, love this band!!