The Isolationist / Instrumentalist

  • RELEASED: 1999
  • FORMAT: 2xLP / CD / 2xLP
  • CAT No.: JFR014 / JFRCD014 / JFR015
  • DESIGN CREDITS: Openmind
  • EXTRA ZEN: Discogs page

Another Vadim side project with the Antipop Consortium and DJ Primecuts – I took the images and inspiration for this (and the album) from a clutch of ‘Architecture Au Jour d’hui’ magazines I was given by my mother-in-law. They were full of odd images of technical things, plans and great photos from the 60′s and the cover is just one of the many images I plundered for releases on Jazz Fudge, Ninja and Ntone. I really like this and it turned out perfectly, the black and white just makes it look like a classy product to my mind. The CD booklet kind of looks like a brochure for some 60′s lifestyle or entertainment centre and the on-body labels for both the CD and the vinyl are just perfect. I love the European-ness of is, largely down the the aforementioned architecture magazines the images are taken from.

Vadim released the instrumental versions as the Instrumentalist for which I inverted the designs. I’ve also included an early version of the Isolationist sleeve with an image that I later reused on The Herbaliser’s Very Mercenary LP cover.