Due for release in May, Jalón de Aquiles expansive artwork for Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird has me counting down the days. An extraordinary display of talent throwing so much into this sleeve without it becoming over bearing or convoluted. The colours are so rich and vibrant but there’s a definite darkness to the imagery. Too much to describe here. Having heard two powerful songs from this album I feel Abrahma are set to make more than a few end of year lists again and I’m more than happy to see Jalón’s artwork everywhere. His blog is a showcase of wonder.
Check out Jalón de Aquiles here – http://enjalonate.blogspot.co.uk/
This is the full cover of ‘Defender, Redeemist’ by Dusty Peterson. Yes, it’s a good vs. evil battle picture, but it’s oh so good. The action, the rage coming from below and the steady attack coming from above. Puts hairs on your chest.
I had only heard half a song before I bought this record. It does a great job of putting to paper the balance of Wo Fat’s gargantuan riffs and cosmic tripping of songs like ‘Enter The Riffian’, ‘Not Of This Earth’, ‘The Spheres Beyond’ and the title track ‘Psychedelonaut’.