Volume 025

The Space Between

September 2017
Look & Listen

Listen Now

Side A

A1: Maxim Ludwig – “No One Has To Know”
A2: JW Ridley – “Everything (Deathless)”
A3: Giungla – “Cold”
A4: Vilde – “Stimuli”
A5: Black Fly – “Dipped”

Side B

B1: Clans – “Alibi”
B2: Mating Ritual – “Second Chance”
B3: Kent Odessa – “Palms Motel”
B4: The Night Thief – “Wavess”
B5: Lapre – “Gone Away”


Conjure hidden spaces in Volume 025 with its…

  • Gatefold jacket with spot-gloss accents
  • Lenticular card with mystic animation
  • Transparent magic card
  • Marbled sky-blue vinyl
  • Intro letter
  • Lyric & Artist info insert

About the artist:

Jack Bloom is hard to nail down. His style is chameleonic, moving effortlessly from mod- ern polish to retro cartoon to whimsical satire, to name just a few examples. Yet his work all features a common thread of, not exactly minimalism, but a sort of clean elegance. Everything seems deliberate, layers of meaning working beneath other layers that merge together in the pursuit of greater significance. His art and design imbues extra signifi- cance to this month’s Vinyl Moon record.

Like his artwork, Jack’s talents are diverse. Beyond illustration and design, Jack is an expert on branding, customer experience & user interface, business development, and more. His work has been used by giants like Coca-Cola, apps and services like THE HOUSE and mashupDJ, and local institutions as varied as a creative maker collective and a hot dog shop. He has designed typefaces and been featured in art galleries. A self-professed lover of video games and nerd culture, his personal work features tributes to Marvel, Rick & Morty, Dragonball Z, Final Fantasy, and more.

Intro Letter:

Be yourself. Do your thing. Be authentic. Let your freak flag fly.

The proverbial ‘they” have a lot of advice that can feel easier said than done. The sentiment is great but it doesn’t include the heavy lifting of actually figuring out who the heck we each are. (And how the heck do you properly hang a flag anyway?) We each have a lifetime of introspection and overthinking to work on so its helpful to have spirit guides in the process. Thank goodness for the extended family of music & musicians to help along the way. Every song is a story told by people who are similarly just trying to figure themselves out. Danceable audio diaries of people just like us. Sometimes nothing is more comforting than to hear a ripping song about being fragile and confused. Or a rowdy jam about just forgeting the think- ing and getting sweaty. They are all essential facets of life that can often feel harder to shift between than they should. If only there was a way to better move through those mental states… to move between the dark and the light… between the quiet and the loud… If only there was a magic key to unlock those transformations when we need them most.

Until then, there is music. – Brandon