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April 2018

Visual Artist: Matthias Jung

  • Tip-on gatefold jacket with surreal artwork
  • Floating house turntable spinner
  • Translucent mint green vinyl
  • Intro letter 
  • Lyrics & art info insert

A1:  Adrian Underhill - "Cruel"
A2: Jimmy Smash - "Fine Line"
A3: Minke - "Gold Angel"
A4: LANNDS - "Legends"
A5: Sleeping Lion - "Stop It (Stripped)"

B1: Cape Francis - "Iditarod"
B2: Max Garcia Conover - "Abigail For A While"
B3: Simen Mitlid - "Two Days"
B4: DJ Johny Holiday - "Berlin"
B5: Ivory! - "Alone"




The collages of Matthias Jung are studies in equilibrium, often featuring structures that, at first glance, seem plausible. Then, half a second later, your brain kicks in and reminds you that houses can't fly. But that moment of credibility is all his dreamlike tableaus need in order to evoke genuine emotions. Buildings float over sublime mountain ranges, rest solidly on soggy marshlands, and lean impossibly on a single stilt over a forgotten highway road. But because those buildings conjure memories of childhood apartments, old churches, and busy markets in tiny town squares, his pieces contain wells of quiet, slow-moving energy.

Matthias Jung is an accomplished artist and graphic designer based in a town near Stuttgart, Germany. His artwork has earned multiple awards for photomanipulation and collage, with exhibitions as far-reaching as St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv, and Chicago. After training at the School of Design in Schwäbisch Hall, he has gone on to create graphic design for cities, municipalities, festivals, theaters, the Catholic and Protestant churches, and more. He enjoys hiking, small islands, and blueberries.