Vol. 035: How Much Boom?

July 2018

Visual Artist: Jonas Fisch

  • Massive five-panel gatefold with artwork on front and back of jacket
  • Sky-blue marbled vinyl
  • Intro letter 
  • Lyrics & art info insert

A1:  A Cosmic Gift - "Space"
A2: Wisemind - "Fights"
A3: Kai Fish - "Mad Dogs and Englishmen"
A4: Bels Lontano - "Lovely Path"
A5: thereisnogravity - "The Jungle (feat. Lilit)"

B1: Magic City Hippies - "Heart Wants"
B2: Wizard of Loneliness - "Grape Judas"
B3: Jeffrey Paradise - "Dream With You"
B4: Pregnant - "Dead Dog Head"
B5: Cool Company - "Shake It Off"
B6: Geo - "Flax Pond" 




Figures, messages, and symbols move in and out of focus as your eyes explore the paintings of Jonas Fisch. You'll see a face, then struggle to find it again as the same shapes become the arm of a larger character, letters in a cryptic word, or clusters of stars and crowns and trapezoids. Bright color palettes make the shifting chaos inviting, turning what could be visual bombardment into a puzzle with multiple solutions. Jonas Fisch's works are usually large in format, their scale providing another way for you to see more and get lost in the layers of meaning. That scale helped inspire this volume's design, which we encourage you to study up close, from afar, and everywhere in-between.

Jonas has been painting since he was a child in a small fishing village in southern Sweden. Encouraged to pursue his dreams by artist and grandmother, Ann Mari Sjögren, Jonas currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He has had countless exhibitions in galleries across Southern California, and his works can be seen in private collections around the globe.