Karsten Pflum – Revealed EP

September 2019

Artwork for a limited edition 12" picture disc and CD on Touched Revolutions.

Karsten Pflum tracks from parent label Touched Music's Covert compilations of tracks by mystery artists (hence the "Revealed" EP title), along with some new remixes by Humanoid, John Tejada and Rolando Simmons.

Inspired by the Caustic Window ‎– Joyrex J9 picture disc, the label wanted Karsten's actual Elektron Machinedrum on the front. I kept it looking used and slightly battered, then tweaked the display to show artist, track info and record speed. I was also sent some images of his other gear and that sparked the idea for the design on the flip side.


Close-up of the display retouched to show release information
No two instruments are connected the same way

I always like to try and do something a bit different on each format and I didn't want to do just a miniaturised version of the vinyl for the CD. The back features different artwork and the track information layout is different.

Card CD wallet front, the display shows runtime instead of record speed
Card CD wallet back, the EP name is spelt out with the instruments
CD on body repeats the vinyl B side image

Other picture disc releases I have designed on Touched Revolutions: exm — LS16, Keiss — Urban Utopia EP, Scanner — The Signal of a Signal of a Signal, The Future Sound of London — A Controlled Vista, Velum Break — Please Take Care of Me, Serge Geyzel — Xenophonic