Karsten Pflum – Revealed EP

September 2019

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

The release features Karsten Pflum tracks from parent label Touched Music's Covert compilations by mystery artists (hence the 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 "as is", very much used and slightly battered, the display tweaked to show artist, track 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.

 

Picture disc A side
Picture disc B side
Close up of A side
Close-up of the display showing artist and track info and speed
Close up of the B side
The machines are arranged precisely around the disc with the wiring connecting them all at random

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

CD cover and back cover
The display shows runtime instead of record speed and the back features different artwork
CD cover and CD face artwork