Records on Perc Trax, Diagonal, Beats In Space, Antinote and more stood out last month.
Releases from Meakusma, RVNG Intl, Off Minor Recordings and Izwid are among those selected this month.
Releases from The Corner, Surface, L.I.E.S. and Sacred Summits feature in the final Best Record Sleeves selection of 2013.
We look back over the past twelve months of the Best Record Sleeves column and pick out the year’s most impressive selections and those responsible for them.
Records from Morphine, Swamp 81, Crowdspacer and Minimal Wave were among the picks for November’s best record sleeves.
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Releases from Claremont 56, Studio Barnhus, meandyou and Honest Jon’s were amongst last month’s best dressed records in town.
It’s common knowledge that record labels parsimoniously wind back the floodgates during the weeks in August and this is reflected in a limited selection of standout record sleeves this month.
Records from Eglo, Public Possession, Optimo Music and Emotional Rescue all stood out for their own distinct reasons in July.
Records from Diagonal, Dekmantel, Warp and Hivern Discs were amongst the most visually appealing releases from June.
Young Turks, Public Information, Créme Organization and Antinote feature amongst a baker’s dozen of record sleeves from May.
Given the decidedly grim weather in London for much of last month, there must be some subconscious meteorological reasoning for the monochrome nature of many sleeves picked from April’s releases.
Just twelve records feature in our March selection – though each stood out for their own reasons.
January provided perhaps the most comprehensive and diverse selection of records presented with care and attention since this column began in earnest some twelve months ago. Read the rest of this entry »
As befitting a month where record companies applied the brakes on their release schedules, December saw a marked downturn in records worthy of inclusion in our monthly feature.
Our final end of year feature has us looking back on some of the best sleeve art to have been commissioned over the past twelve months.
A slight delay in presenting the November edition of our monthly sleeve art revue doesn’t mean there was a lack of quality; in fact it was much the opposite.
Anyone with a firm grasp of the law of averages would understand that in a month where there was far too many good records, a fair proportion also came wrapped in excellent sleeve art.