Mining a somewhat different sonic terrain than the Resonars, The Butterscotch Cathedral (released by the awesome Trouble in Mind records) finds Matt Rendon paying tribute to many of the ambitious concept albums of the late 1960s and early 1970s. To get a sense of what I’m talking about, you can check out some features, interviews and audio showcasing The Butterscotch Cathedral here (50third and 3rd), here (Austin Town Hall) and here (Brooklyn Vegan).
To compliment the audio, my LP design pays homage to the eclectic visual output of ESP-Disk Records during their heyday, along with a variety of private press labels that released similarly individualized/ stylistically diverse music during the same era. Content-wise the cover takes visual inspiration from some of Robert Stadler’s lighting installation work while simultaneously paying tribute to the architectural wonder of Durham Cathedral, a favorite of Matt’s.
Below you’ll find the final art, some element details, and a glimpse into only a few of the in-progress conceptual sketches that were wisely jettisoned along the way.