The music of Second Hand Orchestra was originally composed by Karl-Jonas Winqvist to soundtrack a documentary project that never materialised. Instead of abandoning the tracks, Winqvist released them all on a limited edition album of 300 LPs.
None of the music on Second Hand Orchestra’s LP was ever intended to exist in that format, a fact that had to be acknowledged on the final sleeves. The music was repurposed, and so was every other element of the album.
Second hand is interpreted in as many ways as possible across the identity and album artwork. The orchestra’s name is cobbled together with hand-drawn versions of iconic band logos, while the album art is pasted onto second hand sleeves gathered from vintage record stores. Even the t-shirts are just thrift-store finds screen printed with the name of the orchestra.