The Rakes:The Making of KLANG
Work Associates looked to some of the Germanic influences on The Rakes' third album, Klang, to create their entrancing typographic sleeve for the release and the supporting singles. Here's how they did it…
Recorded in a former radio studio in east Berlin (and titled after the German word for “sound”) Work based their imagery partly on Bauhaus principles and on colour theorist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack's 1920s experiments with various apparatus that could generate moving projections of coloured light. His processes were later explained in his booklet, Farben Licht-Spiele.
"Hirschfeld-Mack’s idea seemed to convey the appropriate movement to suggest sound in a single image," explains Work’s Rob Crane.