you know how every once in a while you come across a record that that just knocks you on your ass and makes you think "man, this is going to be one of the best records i hear all year"? yeah, Chicago's Daylight Robbery and their new Lp "through the confusion" is one of those records.... they have done an outstanding job of putting together the full package of both amazing music and incredible art that supports it. the black and white photo collages used as the front and back cover art are nothing shy of absolutely beautiful.... abstract, dark, moody, and perfect for setting the "through the confusion" aesthetic.
i really like the way they handled the type treatment as well. it would have been such a mistake to try and "work it in" to the collage, which would have taken away from the visual impact of the design.
the insert is a full color single sided lyric sheet with lyrics that literally look as though they were scanned right from the notebook they were first scrawled in and then layered over band photos... top notch execution on this as well. the use of color is really setting it apart from just about every other layout i've ever seen that's gone for this style of insert, while also creating a cool juxtaposition with gritty stark cover art.
type font single color A and B labels. so punk....
pick up this record from Residue Records web store, you won't regret it!