“Perhaps by definition, compilation albums tend to be curate’s egg affairs. Often less than the sum of their parts, even the most artfully assembled ‘mix-tape’ tends to sag in places, curatorial skill being a rare virtue in music (a fact borne out by listening to 90 percent of contemporary radio shows). There are, however, exceptions to this rule.”
And with this, record label Second Language dives into its detailed and poetic description of Minute Papillon, a collection of one-minute songs covering everything from electronic to folk. You can fit a lot of 60-second tracks onto a CD, so it’s only fitting the packaging contains a magnifying glass to read the full track listing. An attention to detail is also evident with the beautiful flourish-enhanced serif typeface created for the album’s title. More images from Hardformat.