The Boxer Rebellion – The Cold Still: Album cover art by Jónas Valtýsson

May 12, 2011

 

In my opinion, the latest album from The Boxer Rebellion is, so far, the one of best albums of 2011.  Their progressive, sublime, alt-rock sound with layers reminiscent of Radiohead, Coldplay and The Fleet Foxes is full of dark tones. However,  the album manages to maintain a beauty and aura of peace and upliftment even though the music is dealing with themes around the acceptance of death and loss.

What really adds to the musical experience is the wonderful artwork and  booklet type album cover.

The artwork and album cover design was created by the Icelandic artist/designer, Jónas Valtýsson. (click here to see his website , it well worth the visit).

Jónas explains on his website:”I wanted to convey the feeling and meaning of the album with a simple metaphor for life. A single leaf full of life on the front cover. The leaf ages step by step inside the booklet, ending on the last page where only the bare skeleton is left.”

Take a look below:

 

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