Cassette of one of my mixes, with handmade drawings and packaging, on the British label Laura Lies In.
'This mix is a kind of progression, which goes from one feeling to another.
A side represents chaos,
B side, the harmony that emerges from it.
All these hazy sounds from outer space, ominous tribal songs, ghostly complaints, sick sad floorfillers light up at once. Lightness comes out some bright kora chords, out of the beauty that helps. We end up lulled by the warmth of saudade, sipping the comforting taste of bitter-sweetness, enjoying the mild relief of relativity and nonsense.
As a friend said, sadness and beauty are often closer companions than we think.
This mixtape never intend to be technical, it is only about feelings waving through thematic connections, creating a setting for thoughts and for optimistic unwindings.
Drawings, words and music are intricated, following the same path, in different ways.
The leaflet is made out of a contrast between transparency and encrypted messages. Each drawing has a story, a fortiori a problematic one, that is eventually unraveled by the superposition of some pieces of the artwork.'
This cassette housed inside translucent envelope with hand-drawn fold out insert + tracing paper overlay.