Presenting 4 album designs, Tom Buch’s aspiration was to work with music he loves. Over the past few months he’s been focusing on Electronic atmospheric music. A small section of what he listens while working.
Any sculptures were modeled in Zbrush and any environments modeled and lit in cinema 4D. Illustration and design brought the work together.
“Joe Synkro’s EP ‘EverybodyKnows’ is dark and extremely atmospheric. So atmospheric infact I decided to represent the title track by creatingan environment and atmosphere. The noise of trickling water is present throughout and waves of R&B vocal samples seem ghostly. I created a sunken and eroded room and wanted it to feel full of memories. The bokeh light effects and sunlight mimic the higher more uplifting overtones within the track.”
“Lucky Shiner by GoldPanda; Atmospheric and emotionally resonant electronic music. Gold Panda often draws on a distinct if diffuse Asian influence, employing a wide array ofEastern sounds and timbres — bells, flutes, strings, chanting, percussion, etc.This and specifically the track ‘same dream china’ heavily inspired thedirection of my work. It struck me that a Chinese Buddha encompasses all of the themes within the album, fits with the title ‘Lucky Shiner’ and reflects the uplifting tone throughout the album.”
“Burial is darker still, a groundbreaking album that to me represents urban melancholy. His name is so apt and I wanted to produce an image that was simple and striking. Layers and layers of intricate shards hint to something buried. I decided to make the font quite ambiguous, almost hidden within the artwork. Nothing in this album seems solid or constant, the whole album sounds like a hazy memory.”