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Remains of Echoes

Contributed by Caren Litherland on Oct 23rd, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Benjamin Shaykin’s cover for Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack’s Remains of Echoes.
    Benjamin Shaykin. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Benjamin Shaykin’s cover for Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack’s Remains of Echoes.

    Benjamin Shaykin calls this design “a cover cover for an album of covers.” Improvisational duo Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack’s Remains of Echoes consists entirely of cover songs. Its title loosely riffs on lyrics from Jimi Hendrix’s “Up from the Skies” (one of the tracks featured here), which appeared on Hendrix’s second album, Axis: Bold as Love. Faint echoes of that cover resurface in the flurry of colored dots Shaykin unleashes among the repeating, stacked, all-caps lines set in Tobias Frere-Jones’s Garage Gothic. The liner notes by music historian David R. Adler use Berton Hasebe’s Styrene B (with its alternate double-storey a) for running text.

    Another possible echo (to my eyes): Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar’s Vibrations cover. It’s covers all the way down.

    Remains of Echoes 2
    Ben Shaykin. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Remains of Echoes 3
    Ben Shaykin. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Benjamin Shaykin’s cover for Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack’s Remains of Echoes.
    Ben Shaykin. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The liner notes by music historian David R. Adler use a gutsy, fresh pairing of Garage Gothic with Styrene B.

    Benjamin Shaykin’s cover for Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack’s Remains of Echoes.
    Ben Shaykin. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Influence: Axis: Bold as Love Remains of Echoes

    Benjamin Shaykin’s cover for Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack’s Remains of Echoes.
    Ben Shaykin. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Influence: Axis: Bold as Love Remains of Echoes

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    • Styrene B

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