And the award for the most awesomely creepy album cover on the planet goes to…
Their music is pretty darn good, too. Give it a listen. (Fair warning: Get ready to settle in and let the let the music envelop you. There are no singles here.)
The album cover is a photo of a Horka doll, made by Klaudia Gaugier, an artist in Poland (where the band is from). Each is one of a kind, custom made to evoke both natural and otherworldly associations. She describes her dolls with this quote:
“There is no dead matter. Lifelessness is only a disguise behind which hide unknown forms of life.”
Bruno Schultz, “A Treatise on Mannequins”
I don’t know about you, but I definitely get that sense from these dolls. They’re strange and unsettling in a way that makes me think of the more terrifying aspects of myth and stories of the unknown and almost-seen.
Cree-eepy. In the best way. Check ’em out.