In these days of guerrilla music business there’s a need, scratch that, an obligation to get your hands dirty. It’s not enough to say “I just play this here guitar” and let the manager / label do the rest. As a big chunk of the revenues disappeared, an indie musician has to pinch his nose and dive into paperwork and other areas pertaining to his business of creating music. Educational.
Man: “So, what type of music do you play?”
Me: “Er… It’s heavy, but not Metal; it’s Prog, but very far from Yes; sometimes it’s Ambient, but dark, not like Eno.”
The guy stifles a yawn. You too, probably.
I’m sure I’ll tweak it some more, but here’s an idea of what we’ll be using for a CD sleeve for our soon to be released EP.
How do we decide what image is to be used? Simple, it’s the image you constantly come back to even after creating many more nifty concepts and it’s the one that after taking a step back, is not too embarrassing to the illustrator.