Searching for a Sound – Special Edition
This beautiful cloth covered hardback edition of Searching for a Sound has been printed digitally on Fedrigoni Tintoretto Gesso paper and bound by hand. The book cloth has been screen printed with an abstracted dot screen representation of the photograph from the cover of the standard edition, and the front blind debossed with the Muttons & Nuts ampersand. It comes with a slip-case and features a satin bookmark ribbon. Strictly limited edition – only five have been made.
‘The collaborative and polyphonic nature of this book also speaks to the processes and values so embedded in 4AD and its aesthetics. The photography here echoes those old sleeves I have on my shelves and the way they make me feel now thirty years after flicking through them in record shops.’ – from the Foreword by Fraser Mann:
‘Beautiful. Clean typography + This Mortal Coil, what is there not to like about this!’ – Peter D. Burgess on Instagram.
An anthology of writing and art inspired by the music of This Mortal Coil. Over three albums Ivo Watts-Russell, the founder of 4AD Records, collaborated with the producer John Fryer and musicians on the label to create cover versions of his favourite songs along with incidental atmospheric soundscapes. This anthology features fifteen writers and artists from around the world who have produced fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art as a response to the albums.
153 × 280mm / 44 pages / 140gsm Fedrigoni Tintoretto Gesso
Published on 30 October 2023.