the Deadfly Ensemble is quite an eccentric collection of individuals. Existing since 2006, with more or less members actively pursuing perfection. The current setting includes Lucas Lanthier, James Powell, Marzia Rangel, Dizhan Blu and Steven James. They play different instruments, that make up for a varied sound. I found out about them through the picture above, seeing it on the internet some years back. Somehow I never got into it, but in the year 2012 I sent myself on a quest of acquiring the mail to these people. There I sat, with sweaty hands, writing to them and hoping they’d respond. After a while I actually got a response, which prompted me to think of some questions worth asking. Then I did that and sent them away and this is the result. I also did an extensive review of their latest album, over here. Check this piece of art out and hopefully you’ll like this interview.
An offspring to the romanticism based around the apocalyptic zombie-scenario. Or at least the romanticism when it comes of depicting it, because it doesn’t seem to be that jolly to begin with. Since Tribe is a D.I.Y-band, it’s impressing how much detail that’s actually been worked into the cover. A solid texture around the font of the band-name, almost like an infection spreading through your veins and corrupting them to a degree that you’d look like you were on steroids. Apart from that, it also matches the apocalyptic theme of the front-cover.
What may not be noticeable by on the picture above, is that it’s a rogue-zombie standing in the middle of a burning and empty village. Apparently on the edge of an already pretty unpopulated area, since it seems to be pretty remote. The zombie is wearing some kind of mask beneath its nose and is reaching for you like it’s trying to say: “I’m coming for you next!“. Not much more to say about this cover than the noticeable amount of time that’s been put down on it. Even though I’d hope it’d be less of a sepia and a more ghastly combination of less colorful buildings as a contrast to the burning fire in the background. Something tells me that it’s a little bit over-edited, but fortunately not that much. Great cover anyway.
The cover of the CD-disc is actually more to my liking, a more colorful appearance and the missing contrast of colorfulness and grayness. You also get a little inlay seven pages long that depicts the lyrics and also show some pictures of the band-members. On the back of the page it’s a Thank You-note for everyone who participated in helping them make the album. I love the D.I.Y.-feeling to it and a Thank You-note is always something good, a pretty long one at that too.