A Glimpse Inside The Gold

2015 saw Derlee’s first release via Philos, the loved “Off The Beat’n Path” record – it’s been a steady favorite and one of the most popular releases in our catalog for its entire 2 year existence. The follow-up has been long-awaited by fans and contemporaries alike.

The Glimpse Of The Gold album has actually been in process for most of these two long years. Derlee has painstakingly crafted the musical and visual aspect of this release – an immeasurable amount of thought, time, and energy has gone into the stylistic and visual components of Glimpse Of The Gold LP. It is quite literally a work of art.

As with the On The Beat’n Path artwork, Derlee worked closely with an artist to trap his vision and goals for a release onto paper. In early 2017, Derlee teamed up with Scranton artist Eric Bussart after catching Eric’s work at Scranton’s Marywood University library. Eric is an established illustration artist whose work can be found in various murals and works throughout the city. The process for designing and tweaking the GOTG artwork called for hundreds of hours of manual, hand-drawn artistic effort, which we are proud to highlight here.

Preliminary design phase – capturing ideas in rough drawings.

Adobe Photoshop PDF

Watercolor draft #1, incorporating the design elements.

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Wireframe translation of Eric’s hand-drawn illustrations to digital format.

We’re immensely proud to feature this work of art in PVR002, Philos’ second vinyl record release.

The 140 gram, 12″ 33rpm Glimpse Of The Gold LP will be available Tuesday, October 24th.

Stay tuned.


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