Illustrated Tapes 052: Feeling Better

Curated by Saskia Cameron

05.02.20


Mixcloud / Spotify



Saskia is an illustrator based between London and Derby.

Hey Saskia. Can you tell us a little bit about your tape and your song selections?

My mixtape is for breakfast on the morning you wake up from being sad and you can pick yourself up again. They’re warm songs that bring sunshine through the window and make all the little dust-motes dance.

What direction did you take with your cover art, and what was your process?

I had this mental image of a messy kitchen in the early morning - I really like cooking and I kind of use it as my switch-off time so I just associate busy kitchens with stress relief. I wanted it to feel gentle but lively and reflect the feeling of starting to feel better.

What are your fave album covers, records with a great music and artwork combo, or musical projects with a visual component?

One of my favourite album covers is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Polygondwandaland - it’s got big dungeons and dragons energy and the more you look at it the more you find little funny details.


Polygondwanaland – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
2017, self-released
Artwork: Jason Galea


I also really love all of Jon Zabawa’s work for Lucille Furs - I want to get all the vinyls and put them on display.


Lucille Furs – Lucille Furs
2017, Treehouse Records
Artwork: Jon Zabawa
 

Oh - and I really enjoyed the Bon Iver visualiser  - boniver.withspotify.com

What did you listen to growing up?

youtube.com/watch?v=z6EIQFCwTV4

And what’s on heavy rotation for you at the moment?

I’m listening to a lot of Rosalia, and Michael Kiwanuka’s new album. I’m in a bit of a rut musically at the moment, I could do with some new recommendations!

What’s happening in your creative world at the moment?

I’m having a quiet start to the year, letting myself just work on some personal projects without any expectations which is really good.

Where can we find you?

︎ saskiacameron.com
︎ @saskianatolka

Thanks Saskia

TRACKLIST
Michael Kiwanuka - You Ain't The Problem / HNNY - Sunday / Thurston Harris - Little Bitty Pretty One / Khruangbin - Shades of Man / The Budos Band - Ephra / Sudan Archives - Come Meh Way / Khruangbin - Evan Finds the Third Room / Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta (Nostalgia) / Vampire Weekend - Sunflower (feat. Steve Lacy) / Sister Nancy - Bam Bam / Cotton Jones - Gotta Cheer Up / The Meters - Cissy Strut / HNNY - Cheer Up, My Brother / Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine / Allah-Las - Raspberry Jam / DOPE LEMON - Home Soon / Khruangbin - People Everywhere (Still Alive) / The 5th Dimension - Let The Sunshine In (Reprise) [Remastered 2000] / Kali Uchis - Just A Stranger (feat. Steve Lacy) / Khruangbin - C-Side / alt-J - Lovely Day ︎

Mark