Beginning in 2019, the production of twelve album covers for a Berlin-based record company was characterised by an organic, reactive production. A list of songs produced by one artist became the starting point for each cover. The arc of the translation process was triggered by a habitual listening period, with the songs being played throughout mundane moments of the day.
Data Sonifications: Abstracting the circle
Data-driven album cover series 2019-21
The most resonant track was then chosen as an ambassador for the album – the selection an almost unconscious act. The next step in the process was visualisation, which invariably featured the circle shape as a central motif. The radial formation for each album cover drew from two inspirations – the elements existing in architecture (stained glass windows, domes, arches), and the natural phenomena that occupy the celestial skies (astronomical elements such as planets and galaxies formations).