Andrew Weathers’ AW Solo Album was issued in a hand-numbered edition of 100. C50 imprinted cassettes were assembled and dubbed in real time at home by William Csorba. Graphic design and creative direction by Matthew Boteilho. Cover photo by Lindsey Milller. Printed locally in Houston, TX with dry white ink using a Kodak NexPress onto Mohawk Keaykolour Steel. Recorded in Littlefield at Wind Tide by Andrew Weathers. Mixed by Seth Chrisman at Cloud Nest in Trivoli, NY.
Artwork text is set in Ogg, Ogg Text, and Sharp Grotesk by Sharp Type. Catalog number BHR010, released by Blue Hole Recordings on August 14, 2020.
Blue Hole Recs’ packaging was developed by Matthew Boteilho and William Csorba after more than a decade of buying and listening to cassettes from the global DIY experimental community. The c-card inserts are an obi strip- and book spine-influenced (see: the early 70s paperback Foxfire series) element that uniformly relate across the whole discography by utilizing the same type treatment, print method, and paper lines.
Using commercial vendors with digital machines allows quantities to be kept low while opening up the ability to experiment with the 5th color unit. Loose download cards commonly found inside modern physical media were done away with the help of variable data so that unique codes could be printed direct to the art.
While adhering to a no templates, no mockups mentality—Blue Hole Recs instead places emphasis on making sure that it is the creators and makers themselves who are given the space to spec out the process from start to finish.