Saturday, March 25, 2006

Sleeves of Desire: A Cover Story


New Addition to Personal Library

Earlier this week, I recieved my personal copy of Sleeves of Desire: A Cover Story. A book which documents the design aesthetics of the music label ECM.

Here's a quote from one of the essays in the publication:

"One of the secrets of ECM aesthetics lies in sustaining a "poetry of proportions" that contradicts all modish trends. The flagrant flexibility of the space of perception, in the music as well as in the visual design of ECM productions, seems to be a conscious moment of cessation in the midst of the ceaselessly flowing rush of information. The tradegy of optical and aural lives lies in the fact that the images and signs crowding in upon us represent only the superficiality of the referential world." - Peter Kemper

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