listen to the record:
Accompanying all the sonic art is haunting cover artwork by Brazilian illustrator Filipe Mesquita. Much like Matte Black’s own art seems to come from a sense of mutual understanding between the members of the band, the cover for Psyche effortlessly embodies the emotional journey of the album without overstating it. With such a focused, unified vision, the intensity of Psyche comes through naturally rather than with bludgeoning force, allowing the listener to meet these songs on their own terms. Matte Black aren’t playing into a “scene” or hoping to score points, they’re simply delving deeper into the essence of the band itself, with all the beauty, horror, and immensity that comes with it.
Limited to 200 copies on black vinyl with undulating phenakistoscope center labels. Animations work best on video under bright light at 24fps or using a strobe light to view with the naked eye.