These designs are rooted in constructivist abstraction. They represent the textures and noises in the track and were chosen based on the track’s contents. The front cover is a still life of the shapes used to visualize the song. The back cover represents the song in a visual format. Each row on the back represents a minute of the song — the top row is the first minute, second row is the second minute, and so one.
In order to create these shapes I created a web application that could visualize the song. The website loads the song and exposes a number of keys on the keyboard to trigger animations. I played the song and recorded my keypresses. I then played them back and took snapshots
of the screen. They are editable svg files that I then laid out in Illustrator. Behance doesn’t allow embedding iframes so I made an animated gif to give you a sense of the motion. If you’d like to check out the visualization, head on over to my process post
on this project.