A selection of album covers designed in 2010-2015.
It is always a fruitful and exciting moment to collaborate with musicians and label owners. I have tried many times to compose tracks by myself, and because of discouraging results, I found it more interesting to offer my skills to existing talents in various fields from electrochip to punk-rock.
From the early audio previews to the mastered tracks, it is like feeling the sound material is getting alive, and the right artwork is obviously bringing a physical presence to the notes. You can clearly notice some graphic evolution in these artworks, up to my current “pop-constructivist” world.
I have been releasing some limited prints for most of these projects, keep in touch if you are interested in purchasing one.
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Waves – various artists album by Kahvi
Here at Kahvi we’re exceptionally proud of our yearly compilation release – and here, finally, is the VA release for 2015! It’s been a mammoth undertaking, collecting tracks, compiling the release, mastering, creating the cover artwork but finally we can announce that ‘Waves’ is here!
This year, we have a massive 50 of the best tracksfrom some familiar faces, along with many guest artists that submitted their tracks for inclusion. Some really amazing talent is out there with very little exposure, and the VA is our chance to redress the balance. For a playlist visit our Mixcloud page. The VA is made up of a huge range of diverse tracks from ambient to IDM, chill to drum and bass – and even a couple of more experimental tracks to give your ears a treat!
Fantastic cover artwork is a watercolour painted by our resident VA artist ‘Anto’ and mastering is by Mnemonic. Enjoy this years VA and Merry Christmas!
Released in December 2015
Mercury by Faex Optim (Kahvi)
Known otherwise as the missing third member of Boards of Canada, Optim’s works build on the same sentimental, atmospheric and detailed style and methodology yet he goes just that little bit further with this eight track EP entitled ‘Mercury’.
Building up from Cyclemagic, which is a fantastic introduction to the whole EP and taking us on a dreamy journey from one textured masterpiece to another, with epic tracks such as Thanet Well and Atlas 9, mixed in with smaller teasers to keep you waiting for more.
Extra credits for this release: Mastering by Mnemonic Studios, and superb cover artwork by our very own Anto whose artwork has appeared on many Kahvi releases over the years.
Released Netlabel day 2015
Threads by Kahvi
Threads is a culmination of a year of gathering submissions, processing, mastering and finally compiling this 40 track release for your listening pleasure !
Kahvi listeners will recognise some artists, some regular appearances along with a couple of rare visitors appear within Threads, and then as usual this is a great opportunity to showcase some up and coming artists.Playing time is 3 hours 20 minutes.
Cover artwork by Antony Squizzato and mastering is by Mnemonic Studios.
Released 22 December 2014
Super Mario RPG Medley by VGO
The first track from VGO album, entitled “Those Wonderful Chiptune Medleys”. A new VGO album featuring a selection of classic videogame track medleys, chiptunized for your pleasure !
Special thanks to Antony Squizzato, for the cover artwork.
Grab the full release here:
This is the exclusive edition by Strandflat Records limited to 111 hand-numbered copies. LP sleeve is similar to the standard release, but this edition comes with a supplementary 3-fold cover. A bonus insert is also offered. Original copies got a gold or red wax stamp figuring the label logo on the front cover.
Exclusive design by Anto Squizzato.
Includes unlimited streaming of Seilman Bellinsky via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more
Là où les idées vertes incolores dorment furieusement by Have the Moskovik
Pressed on 180-gram transparent green vinyl, deluxe packaging with cardboard insert. Artwork designed by Anto Squizzato.
These 300 copies include a bonus 7″ with one unreleased track + a CD version of the 7 tracks (LP + 7″). Exclusively distributed by Strandflat.
Chill Out at Acapulco / Veggies by We Are Van Peebles
#2 by Black Boys on Moped
Available on :
– cassette (limited edition-30 copies) by Ideal Crash Records
– 7″ (4 tracks) by Strandflat Records
Released 10 April 2015
All songs by Black Boys On Moped
Recorded and mixed by Arthur Paichereau @ l’Abri 101
Mastered by Jeff @ Woodbow Studio
Artwork by Antony Squizzato
Terraform by Kahvi
Back in 2011 we released the ground breaking various artists compilation ‘Terraform’ and here is the entire album, all 150 minutes, in a continuous mix. You can find the original download page here where you can download the separate tracks in zip format.
In the theme of new planets and the creation of new worlds, the tracks evolve the struggle and desperation involved, along with the chilled out vibes of lush new valleys and beautiful landscapes.
The VA includes 30 tracks from 28 artists including some famous and familiar (and there is even one of the first new tracks from 4T Thieves included).”
Voyager – Another wonder by Kahvi
The legendary Voyager appeared on the Christmas 2012 release, with some of his amazing ambient tracks along with some unreleased works. Check out Another wonder and imploder for some truly amazing epic ambience!
“I first heard the works by Voyager a few years ago and they blew me away. Around the same time I was introduced to Global Communication, and the way both artists blew apart the ambient world with their epic tracks and awe inspiring sounds !
Voyager has supplied three of these very defining tracks for this album, along with a host of remixes and unreleased tracks exclusive to Kahvi ! These defining tracks – Another Wonder, Walking Pacific and Imploder – are three of the reasons my mind was blown those years ago.”
Dissonance by Kahvi
Finally after months of organising and collecting submissions, the Kahvi VA for 2013 is here. And as its a special compilation, we’re putting it out as the Christmas release for 2013 also. You’ve got a huge amount of styles and artists on this years VA, from 32 tracks combined to over 2.5 hours of quality music. Be warned that the download is hefty at 500MB for the MP3 version, and the podcast is over 350MB itself.
Artists found on this years VA include some Kahvi regulars including Brioskj, 4T Thieves, Polaski, MigloJE, Madstyle and Acrilic Colours and a lot of guest artists bringing some very interesting flavours to the mix. There are ambient tracks along with retro beat driven acid, something for everybody. We hope you enjoy this years VA, and remember the other Christmas releases from 4T Thieves and Reii released last week.