Artwork for A RITUAL SPIRIT 1st album ‘Carnival Carnivorous‘. The album will be a digipak 4 panel. I had lots of fun creating the artwork for the cover which is based on ideas and a very basic sketch I received from the band. The back of the design has a pretty funny disturbing image which I can’t wait for you to see.
I’ve worked several times with this band designing their logo, doing photo shoots, t-shirt designs and EP cover. I’ve seen them many times live and I recommend you don’t miss them as they are an excellent act to see on stage and are getting even better and better everytime I get to see them. Their next gig is at Edinburgh Bannermans on the 24th May. We also have plans to make a music video at one point in the near future.
Recording of this album started in May 2012 at Howden Sound Studios just outside Edinburgh and the 12 new tracks were mixed back at Chamber Studio in January 2013. The band played a handful of gigs in between to break up the writing and studio time and began playing several of the new tracks live.
The first full length A RITUAL SPIRIT album is almost here! ‘Carnival Carnivorous’ will be out soon via Oli (vocals/guitar) and Steve’s (guitar) label Disposable Noise. These are the songs the band wanted to write, they followed no mould or trend and emerged with an album they are proud of. Ask any of them what it sounds like, and they will say it sounds like A RITUAL SPIRIT. For more infos and to keep updates about gigs, videos, merch, free tunes, beers and much more :
TWISTED MIND ‘Crime Murder Mystery’ Soundtrack. New album artwork for Production Music Library TWISTED JUKEBOX. Villainous, crime scene inspired by piano melodies merge with sinister, intrigue cloaked orchestral strings and percussion to rise eerily from the delicately haunting to states of dramatic urgency to provide the perfect murder, crime, mystery soundtrack. You can listen to the full album here >> CLICK
SLEEPING GIANTS. Album artwork for TWISTED JUKEBOX Production Music Library. The style of this latest release is Epic Shoegaze and Indietronica with huge crescendos. You can go and listen to the full album here >> CLICK
Here is one of my latest album artworks created for the Metal progressive band TRANSHUMAN hailing straight from southwest England. The album will be released in July 2013. A 6 panel digipak. I really enjoyed working on this artwork. I had to use 3D to create the android/alien guy.
Click here to listen to a track of the upcoming album >> CLICK
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I was delighted to work on this album project with Simon Thacker who is a guitar soloist, composer and leader of groundbreaking ensembles. He has performed in the USA, Spain, France, Malta, Cuba and Belgium. His recorded output includes a CD of outstanding specially commissioned guitar concerti and several of his own works demonstrating his singular musical vision, including an extraordinary backwards guitar recording showpiece. As passionate about Segovia and jazz as he is about Indian music and classical contemporary, his work effortlessly transcends boundaries, genres and continents.
Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti brings together four unique performers in Indian, contemporary Asian and Western music and features Simon’s unique melding of Eastern and Western styles on guitar with the beautiful voice of Japjit Kaur, internationally renowned tabla player Sarvar Sabri, who has a musical lineage stretching back ten generations to the Royal Court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, and violinist Jackie Shave, leader of Britten Sinfonia. Svara-Kanti works with some of world’s greatest music creators to combine two of the world’s greatest and most diverse musical cultures, Indian and Western, creating powerful and inspiring new music using the classical, folk, spiritual and film music traditions of India as a basis to innovate.
Debut album by Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti: Rakshasa. Setting a new benchmark for Indo-Western collaboration, Rakshasa features 73 minutes of new music written for the group by some of the world’s greatest music creators. A beautiful digipak including a 16 page booklet designed by DOSEprod.
Release date: 14/05/2013
You can pre-order and listen to samples here >> CLICK
Here is the latest DVD artwork I have produced for BIGBLINDMEDIA. Gregory Wilson’s THE SCHOOL OF COOL – 24 Mad Skills and Stunts to Make You Stand Out From the Crowd
World renowned magician, pickpocket, trickster and all-round scamp Gregory Wilson invites you to attend THE SCHOOL OF COOL! A DVD jam packed with teachings on all those crazy skills you always wanted to learn but didn’t know how.Walk a coin down your knuckles… shoot a playing card high in the air… break a pen lid with JUST your little finger… make a coin defy gravity and fall UPWARDS… spin a pen on the back of your fingers… Twenty five primo-ace slabs of AWESOMENESS await you.
The skills taught on this DVD will allow you to look like nothing less than an ice-cool urban ninja. Using items from the dusty recesses of your pockets (we’re talking pen lids, coins, credit cards) and the venerable weaponry of the incorrigible hustler – a deck of playing cards – you can be prepared to unleash the ‘awesome’ in any environment. PRE-ORDER HERE >> CLICK
KARNIVAL DELIRIUM … Coming soon ! Produced by BIGBLINDMEDIA… a full deck design by Sam Hayles. More infos soon !
LASTWIND ‘Origins’ Ltd Edition – Album artwork. This is a special Ltd edition available via LASTWINDmusic.com. A collection of classics from the LASTWIND album ‘RETURN OF A SONIC ASSASSIN‘ released in 2012. Different recordings. Demos, remixes and alternative versions are available on this CD. For more information check out the website and ask for your copy >> CLICK
A new album cover for Twisted Jukebox (those who follow my work must know by now that I have produced many album covers for this Music production company based in London). This album is called ELECTRIC LOVE and contains 80′s emotive synths. Coming soon ! Check out official Twisted Jukebox website here >> CLICK
It was nice to take a break and return to my second home in south of France. I have a small office down there so I can continue working on my projects but also take some time off and relax. I went to visit a few houses I lived in when I first moved to France in 1978 and spent some great times with old friends and family. More updates about all my work and updates on my projects coming very soon … Busy times for me !!! And a bit of diet next few weeks because I did do a overdose of wine and cheese !
Matt Rudduck lives in Sydney, Australia. He is a Music Composer at Our 2 World Music. He got in touch and asked me to design artwork for his visual communication and also create his business cards and a logo. Out 2 World Music creates Epic soundtracks and Trailer music. More info >>CLICK
Whimsically Eccentric – Album artwork design for latest release by Twisted Jukebox. This was a cool project to work on and we had fun on the photo shoot and YES it does includes a little cameo appearance !
Warm, twinkly and with a quirky human feel, new release ‘WHIMSICALLY ECCENTRIC’ is an album featuring a kooky eclectic mix of live instruments to provide whimsically sunny melodies and wildly imaginative characters. Well suited for Advertising, TV Promos and Film Trailers. You can listen to the album here >> CLICK
One of my last jobs in 2012 was to design the artwork cover for Troy Redfern‘s solo album. I had worked with him before and created the album artwork and logo for his band “The Electric Blues Reaction” (in 2010 – you can see the album artwork here >> CLICK). His new solo album ‘Playing with Fire’ will be available for download for ‘free‘ from Bandcamp on 5th April. Lucky you ! Stay in touch and like his Facebook page here >> CLICK
Eternal Quarter ‘Trainwreck Love’ EP design. Hard Rock band hailing from Manchester founded in 2011. Watch out for their new single “Trainwreck Love” out May 16th + they also have a new music video out very soon. To keep in touch, go and check out their Facebook page here >> CLICK
Here is a first glance at the next Karnival deck I finished designing a few weeks ago. It’s called KARNIVAL ELITE and it will be available to pre-order in a couple of months. All the cards are black and this deck is produced by Big Blind Media (The best british Magic company in the universe !). To keep in touch check out the BigBlindMedia website and subscribe to their newsletter here >> CLICK
I was very happy to collaborate with this new collective of composers and music artists called PISTOL PRODUCTIONS. They have come together under one banner to deliver the very finest in bespoke production music and sound design and specialise in creating cutting edge hybrid music score, blending electronic and organic sounds and work across a huge range of musical genres from drum & bass and dubstep to industrial rock and practically anywhere in between.
I created their logo and did the website design and coding. You can go and check it out here >> CLICK
Two years ago I made a music video for the british band SENSER. I’m a big fan of this band (I have their first album ‘Stacked Up’ on Vinyl which I got when it was released back in 1994). I have just pre-ordered their new album ‘To The Capsules’ which will be released via PledgeMusic. Throughout the campaign the pledgers get free access to the ‘Pledgers Only’ backstage area and we get access to a load of stuff, such as sneak peeks of new material, rare demos, remixes, videos from the studio and loads, loads more… In addition to this, every pledge will benefit Amnesty International to help them continue the incredible work they do.
Support this great band and PLEDGE for SENSER HERE >> www.pledgemusic.com/projects/senser
Check out my music video : SENSER ’2, 3 Clear’ >> CLICK HERE
A new album cover design for TWISTED JUKEBOX called ‘Together‘. Its a ‘Indie Dance’ album. I had fun creating this art in 3D and experimenting with abstract shapes, colours and lights. Twisted Jukebox Music publishing company official website is here >> CLICK
Latest album artwork by DOSEprod : The Prophecy ‘Salvation’ – 6 panel digipak and 12 page booklet. Photos added to the portfolio here >> CLICK
THE PROPHECY are a progressive doom metal band from Yorkshire England. Formed in 2001 The Prophecy were quick to establish themselves in the live music scene with tours or Europe and USA. Reknowned in the underground for their live performances, The band have supported, among others, MY DYING BRIDE, NOVEMBRE, MOURNING BELOVETH, ESOTERIC, REVEREND BIZZARE, SATURNUS, JACK FROST etc and have performed on stages worldwide. The band have appeared at numerous metal festivals including Bloodstock UK, Day of Darkness IRE, Dutch Doom Days NL, Moscow Doom Festival RUS, Brutalfest CU, and Midifest PRC.
The bands fourth album “SALVATION” is out now and released on Code666 / AURAL Music and you can check out the official website here >> CLICK
I have designed the new logo for TWISTED JUKEBOX (Production Music). Their library includes professionally produced music tailored specifically for advertising campaigns, film & gaming trailers, TV promos, TV programmes, sports highlights and everything else in between. They have worked for Cockneys VS Zombies, The Adventures of Tintin, The Campaign, The Horror channel TV promos …
They have also just launched a brand new website and you can see the new logo and 3D versions used on banners and on the music players. New site enables Keyword Searches, Instant Downloads, Create & Share Playlists, Favorites and plenty more… www.twistedjukebox.com
I have been working with Twisted Jukebox for more than two years now and I have produced more than 25 album cover designs for them with many more to come in 2013. You can see many of my artworks here >> CLICK
MILLENNIUM Artwork (DVD and CD Digipak). My third collaboration with Audiomachine – A boutique music production house, specializing in original music and sound design for film, television and video game advertising campaigns. Credits include : Prometheus, The Hobbit, The Amazing Spiderman, Taken 2, Like of Pi, The Hunger Games, Brave, Chronicle, The Artist, The Bourne Legacy, The Grey …
You can see photos of the DVD Digipak in my portfolio here >> CLICK
PLASTIC NOOSE is back in 2013 and once again DOSEprod will be taking care of the visuals ! The artwork brief was that I had to go for a very minimalistic design and use the logo design from the 1st album ‘Zu allen’ released in 2011. The new album by PLASTIC NOOSE – FRACTURED DESPONDENCY will be released on 27th March 2013 and is available to pre-order now from the Bandcamp page HERE with the track ‘LET ALL MANKIND BURN’ available to download with the pre-order! \m/ \m/
New artwork for Gothic Storm Music. The album is called EPICSTEP. Dubstep is Dead! Long live EpicStep… A new album by Rob Oxenbridge, Chris Haigh, Dan Popplewell, Matt Welch and Audio Android coming soon… Check out the official Gothic Storm Music Facebook page for updates, trailers and EPIC music ! >> CLICK
AWAKENINGS is my second collaboration with Audiomachine – A boutique music production house, specializing in original music and sound design for film, television and video game advertising campaigns. Credits include : Prometheus, Argo, The Hobbit, The Amazing Spiderman, Taken 2, Like of Pi, The Hunger Games, Brave, Chronicle, The Artist, The Bourne Legacy, The Grey …
Photos of the DVD digipak ‘Awakenings’ have been added to the DOSEprod Portfolio here >> CLICK
You can listen to ‘Equinox’ on Youtube here >> CLICK