Friday, March 09, 2012

Philharmonics

An absolute beauty, both the album itself and the cover. The 2010 debut of Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel is a fascinating album that is far more complicated and rewarding than one would guess at first listen - and that feeling is reflected in the cover. At first sight, we have a rather boring drab photograph, but upon closer inspection, the retro feeling and the tones really grow on you. And the singer herself is undoubtedly attractive as well in a typical girl-next-door way. Design and photography are credited to Antje Siggelkow, Hans Knobloch and Mali Lazell.