i’ve been holding out on listening to the new Bon Iver album because i’ve been hearing so much about it online and fear a bit of a build up / let down situation. the same thing happens when i constantly hear about an amazing film, then usually end up only seeing it a year later when all the fuss has died down. i’m sure that the album is amazing and i have nothing to worry about… but, you know, it technically only drops on 21 june. sooo. let’s talk about it then shall we?
unsurprisingly i immediately fell in love with the cover art of both the album and the lead single Calgary, which was created by artist Gregory Euclide (who had been personally commissioned by frontman Justin Vernon). Meighan has a great interview with Gregory over at My Love For You which i urge you to read if you want to know more about his process. it’s also incredibly awesome to see an artist who so readily shares his work & process online – you can explore all his work over at his flickr, and watch his videos documenting the making of his pieces on youtube.
Mylar Sedum and Geranium trees, found foam, new foam, what was, memory, taken over by and altered by the new.
Pine Cone Lichen, Sedum trees, built up and buried, found foam, La Grange.
Mylar sky, absence, streetlight pole trees.
Decayed photo transfer, the haze of summer, the life of birds.
Torn paper, Isolation, Defense, the nest of something