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Ikarus x Music Video x Creative Direction

Ikarus x Music Video x Creative Direction

We’ve been sitting on this one for quite a while. It was originally a part of the visual concept for the Ikarus Chronosome LP. The key idea on this project was to base the entire CI on the splintered, jagged visual grammar of installation artist Clemens Behr. Clemens not only contributed the collage which was...
Lucia Cadotsch x Online Promo x Speak Low Renditions Cassette

Lucia Cadotsch x Online Promo x Speak Low Renditions Cassette

This was definitely one of the highlights of 2017. Lucia’s music is very rich and original by default, but the cast of collaborators on the Speak Low Renditions did things to her compositions that are plain hard to put into words. Lucia made it a point to enlist some of the most uncompromising and unique...
Creative Consulting x Online Promo x For Band JPTR

Creative Consulting x Online Promo x For Band JPTR

One of my key contributions to this project was quality control. I helped the group focus their ideas, kill a few half-baked videos and, on occasion, pushed an edit that extra 10 percent (ironed out the flow, resolved the “3rd act” etc.). But the thing that I’m most satisfied with is being able to help...
Dubokaj "Alpine Dub" Online Campaign

Dubokaj “Alpine Dub” Online Campaign

I really enjoyed this one! Thank you Mouthwatering! I got to work closely with Daniel aka Dubokaj in defining the core narrative: the correlation between the Swiss cult of mountain echos and Dub music. Daniel was also open enough to accept the suggestion to name the record Alpine Dub, as it was the simplest, most...
Phall Fatale - Visual ID

Phall Fatale – Visual ID

It was great to work with this eclectic bunch. What the individual members of the group accomplished in the past is part and parcel of music / Jazz history proper. I was contacted by the kind folks at Irascible Music to make a  full image over-haul for the group, and to create  a strong and...
Dubokaj "Alpine Dub" - Visual ID

Dubokaj “Alpine Dub” – Visual ID

I love to see when an artist arrives musically and settles into his/her bones proper. And this is what happened with Dubokaj’s “Alpine Dub”, which dropped recently on Mouthwatering Records. It started out as a side project, as a soul remedy of sorts and took four years to make, and million versions till it was...
Smpl Thngs: Music vs Illustration

Smpl Thngs: Music vs Illustration

This is a project that I started with my dear friends: singer songwriter Graciela Maria, and illustrator / painter Maki Shimizu. The idea was to get together for a series of one take recording sessions, at which Maki would also illustrate the music on the spot. The final recordings featured cello arrangements from Simon Houghton....
Paraesthesia Corporate ID

Paraesthesia Corporate ID

This is the final design for an event entitled “Paraesthesia” which we organized with the Taucher Sound team. Our crew included: Leonard de Leonard, Johannes Scherzer, DE KJ, Simon Houghton, Gianpaolo Camplese, Grace Nicholas, and Richard Schulz. We presented a live performance of experimental music and spoken word mixed for a 23 speaker set up....
Take Berlin "Motion" Music Video

Take Berlin “Motion” Music Video

What do you do when almost all parameters are preset by the artist (locations, styling, performance style, choreography etc.)? You work on the style of presenting the footage. This was the case with the video for Take Berlin’s single “Motion”. We had a couple of days to shoot this and a limited amount of Super...
'Visualizing Music' Workshop

‘Visualizing Music’ Workshop

I was invited by the kind people at the Schweizer Musik Syndikat (The Swiss Music Syndicate), a government funded organization supporting musicians, to give a 4 hour workshop about  visual identity development for artists and specific releases, in the context of a greater promo strategy. The workshop covered: the basics of branding, the history of...
Kaos Protokoll Image Development / Overhaul

Kaos Protokoll Image Development / Overhaul

This is the direction that initialsLP will be taking more in the coming years; I’m planning to do more image development jobs and concentrate on promo tool development and new ways of presenting music (multimedia and object design). This particular project was about a full image overhaul for the Jazz outfit Kaos Protokoll. I had...
Len Sander x Image Development

Len Sander x Image Development

As a part of the image development work for the band Len Sander, in addition to producing and directing their video, I also got to handle the creative direction for their press photos. My main objective was to create a cohesive triptych, one with an iconic feel – a set of images that would function...