Torche’s Ep ‘In Return’ with artwork by John Dyer Bailey. Released September 18 2007 on Robotic Empire.
DJ Shadow? That’s not Metal… I hear you cry! It is a righteous album nonetheless and the artwork pretty much encapsulates the whole point of this section perfectly! Released November 19, 1996 on Mo’ Wax. All photography by B Plus, apart from the montage photo: Will & Barney Bankhead. Sleeve design by Ben Drury and Will Bankhead.
Baizley has also worked with a massively diverse range of bands, doing a collection of cover art and inlays most of which, along with a bunch of other cool stuff, can be found on his website. In a recent interview Baizley has admitted one of these artists gained a special place in his heart. Already a big fan of her music he was honoured when he was asked last year to do the cover art for New York based folk/country singer/songwriter Gillian Welch, an opportunity relished also for the fact it presented the opportunity to work outside the heavy music industry.
I have just listened to Gillian Welch’s, The Harrow and the Harvest for the first time. The couple describe their music as American Primitive – a classic genrelisation. The album is very folk rock, with a ‘Waify’ feel to it, although whilst there is a dynamic to the album, it seems to me synonymous with the word ‘down’. Veterans of the genre and well respected as musicians, Dave and Gill have built a cult following since their first album release in 1996 and later, music for the Coen Brother’s triumph in O Brother, Where Art Thou?