RECORD CRACK: Douglas Quin releases album, with cover done on letterpress

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Douglas Quin is an audio archvist of sorts, in his case he enjoys capturing natural sounds. In fact, there are a number of organizations, collectives, and mailing lists featuring people who enjoy going out in the open and capturing the sounds of oceans, ponds, birds, planes, whatever. I’ve always been a fan of that, capturing sound for the sake of doing so, and what Quin has done is gather some of his sounds and release them as a vinyl record called Fathom, released in May by Taiga Records.

Outside of the sounds on the wax, the cover is an incredible production put together by the folks at Beastpieces. The cover was done with letterpress, an old style of printing that I’ve always admired and hope to use for a future project, so you’re not only taking in the sounds on the record, but also taking in the cover in a number of ways. You can see different perspectives of the cover by clicking here.

The Taiga label has a number of other interesting projects in their discography, so I’ll be keeping an eye and ear out for future projects.